While the label claims that Wade’s Magic Oil, manufactured by F. S. Case, is guaranteed under the Food and Drug Act, this did not guarantee that the product worked. The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 granted the United States government the ability to regulate drugs being shipped across state lines based on standards of strength, quality, and purity. The labels for these medicines had to accurately reflect the content of the product. However, there were many flaws in the law that allowed producers and pharmacists to continue selling drugs that did not live up to the cures promised on the labels.
This is one of five printed, gummed labels for patent medicines marketed as cures for Cholera Morbus, a historical, obsolete term for a gastrointestinal ailment characterized by fever, diarrhea, and vomiting. Each label includes specific medicine names, such as Cholera Balm and McLaughlin's Magic Relief, as well as dosage instructions.
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