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"An Opiate" and "Pain - Its Importance and Therapeusis" promotional pamphlets for Papine, an opiate-based medicine

 Collection
Identifier: C0390

Scope and Content

Two pamphlets that present testimonials from doctors attesting to the pain-relieving efficacy of "Papine," an opiate-based medicine. The pamphlets are titled "An Opiate" and "Pain - Its Importance and Therapeusis," and dated May and August 1896 respectively. The pamphlets were distributed by Battle & Co., Chemists' Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri, which also manufactured the drug.

Dates

  • May 1896; August 1896

Creator

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Public Domain. There are no known restrictions.

Historical Note

The Battle & Company Chemists' Corporation (also known as Battle & Co.) was founded by brothers Cullen Andrews Battle and Jesse Mercer Battle circa 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri. The company gained an international reputation for its medications, including Bromidia, and had storefronts in the United states, England, France, and India. Papine was manufactured by the company and was advertised and used as a painkiller. In a promotional booklet from the company, the drug is described as follows: "Papine is derived from opium, and retains all its anodyne properties...It is a remedy producing certain and rapid effects, and has so wide an application that no physician can successfully dispense with its use" (National Library of Medicine).

Extent

.01 Linear Feet (2 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Two pamphlets titled "An Opiate" and "Pain - Its Importance and Therapeusis" on the pain-relieving efficacy of "Papine," an opiate-based medicine, published in May and August 1986.

Arrangement

This is a single folder collection.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Lynn Eaton from Caroliniana in January 2021.

Related Materials

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and the Science Museum in London, England both hold bottles of Papine in their collections.

The National Library of Medicine also holds a booklet on Papine and other medicines produced by Battle & Co.

Bibliography

"Battle and Company[.]" Science Museum Group. Accessed July 13, 2022. https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/people/cp77777/battle-and-company.

The Book of St. Louisans: A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of St. Louis and Vicinity. United States: St. Louis republic, 1906, 42. Accessed July 13, 2022. https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Book_of_St_Louisans/itQtAAAAYAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%22battle+%26+co.%22+st.+louis&pg=PA42&printsec=frontcover.

"Cullen Andrews Battle[.]" Find a Grave. Accessed July 13, 2022. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62800047/cullen-andrews-battle.

"Jesse Mercer Battle[.]" Find a Grave. Accessed July 13, 2022. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19542394/jesse-mercer-battle.

The National Druggist. United States: H. R. Strong, 1908, 140. Accessed July 13, 2022. https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_National_Druggist/hGznAAAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%22cullen+a.+battle%22+%22st.+louis%22&pg=PA140-IA2&printsec=frontcover.

Papine the Anodyne, Iodia the Alternative, Pil. Hemorrhoidica : March, 1893. St. Louis: The Company], 1893. Accessed July 13, 2022. https://collections.nlm.nih.gov/catalog/nlm:nlmuid-101247067-bk.

Processing Information

Processing and finding aid completed by Amanda Brent in July 2022.

  • Medical care Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Medicine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Opioids Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Creator

Title
"An Opiate" and "Pain - Its Importance and Therapeusis" promotional pamphlets for Papine, an opiate-based medicine
Subtitle
Guide to "An Opiate" and "Pain - Its Importance and Therapeusis" promotional pamphlets for Papine, an opiate-based medicine
Status
Completed
Author
Amanda Brent
Date
July 12, 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center Repository

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