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No Need For a Doctor!

Homeopatic kit

Homeopatic kit

Homeopatic bottles

Homeopathic bottles

Homeopathic bottles

Homeopathic bottles

Homeopathic bottles

Homeopathic bottles box

DESCRIPTION: a gorgeous wooden box, made to fit 84 tiny homeopathic bottles
DATE: possibly early 1900s
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Anthea Phillips (nee Hannaford)
STORY/ABOUT:  This box of homoepathic remedies belonged to my great grandpa (John Beavis ‘JB’ Randell). He self-taught himself homeopathy, and had quite a stash. Apart from the box shown above, there is a second container on more bottles. Petroleum, Digitalis, Arsenic … they’re all there.

I have vivid memories of my grandma being reluctant to go to the doctor, and figure that this might have stemmed from never having to go, since her dad would have just gone and got something from his medicine box.

 

3 Responses to “No Need For a Doctor!”

  1. Deb says:

    Like you said, gorgeous box!

  2. Catherine says:

    Fascinating Alona… and the box is truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing…

  3. Hope the lock was secure – the idea of having arsenic around the house is spooky.

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