Pharmacy: Combination Tablets : The Pharmacists Own Cures and Mixtures
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Medicine Bottle
Combination Tablets
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Small mouth–blown glass bottle containing homeopathic white tablets. White label reads, "Luyties Combination Tablets No. 195".

Dr. Herman Luyties studied under homeopathic doctors in Germany before coming to America to open a small homeopathic pharmacy in St. Louis. From 1853 on he expanded his buisness until it became one of the largest and most highly regarded homeopathic pharmacies in the world. Recieving the 1904 World Fair's Grand Prize of Medicine was just one on his long list of achievements.
Combination Tablets, such as this one, were made for specific illnesses such as "Whooping Cough" and "Headache". The thought is that he prescribed these tablets for his traveling patients he could not see himself.

This specific bottle, named "Nerve Tonic", contains tablets used to treat nervous debility and lack of vitality due to overwork, mental strain, insomnia, and irritable stomach.
Ingredients include:

Hydrastin muriate:
Strychnia phosphate:
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