Antique Original DR. BLUMER'S LAXAL RX MEDICINE REMEDY Bottle Label for Baby
Up for consideration is an original antique DR. BLUMER'S LAXAL label circa 1900s. About 4" inches tall. Says "Laxal The Baby's Friend". These are from around 1900 when a lot of babies died from opium/morphine addiction caused by teething and quieting medications. The Pure Food and Drug Act had not been passed yet, but because of public outcry other medicines were brought out as a substitute. This is one of those. It doesn't list what was actually in it (as was required by the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906), but claims it was Non-Alcoholic and contained "no Opium, Morphine or other habit producing drugs". Says it was "A common sense remedy for Baby's complaints". Old stock.