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Eighteenth-century doctors prepared medicines from local and imported ingredients. In addition, some sold commercial preparations and ingredients to other doctors and to patients. Unlike today, no laws governed the sale of such drugs.


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1. How could Dr. Page have obtained these items?

2. To whom might Dr. Page have sold his remedies?

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Cowpox Inoculation
This advertisement appeared in The Kennebec Gazette on March 27, 1801.
Dr. Ben. Page, jun.
INFORMS the Public, that he has again
commenced the Inoculation for the Cow
Pox; and will inoculate and attend the after
management of whole families at their res-
pective houses, or individuals at his own
house. He has obtained a fresh supply of
Cow Pock matter.

For Sale, by appointment, at
B. PAGE'S Medicinal Shop
Lee's Patent Bilious Pills.

The virtues and efficacy of these Pills,
as an easy, safe and mild purgative, and their
usefulness, in removing those complaints which
originate from bilious redundancies in the
stomach and bowels and organs of digestion, are well
known, and their utility as a convenient fa-
mily medicine, acknowledged by all classes
of people.

Hallowell, March 18.

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