This listing is for a Greenes Nervura advertising box from the heirs of Dr, J. Greene out of Lakeport NH. The box is 11 ¼ x 10 ½ x 8 ½ tall. Nervura Nerve Tonic was found to contain mainly alcohol (18%), celery, and ginger.. I always enjoy researching and discovering the history of old medicines that I find so if you are interested read the story below.Well it is always great to know the full story. How did this box find its way to NH? It must have been pretty good to be one of the Greene brothers. They were poster boys for the quack medicine Toadstool Millionaires as they became to be known in a book of the same name. Here is some background from the Readers Digest; Dr.
Rueben Greene was a doctor in NYC who treated nervous disorders with one prescription that was quite successful. It was called Nervura, "The Great Blood & Nerve remedy". In short he made a fortune which was shared with his sons, Doctors Jarad Alfonzo and Frank E. In the summer of 1889 Dr. His brother constructed the Windermere Estate while J.Alfonzo constructed the Roxmont Castle. He changed the name to the Roxmont. In later years it was more popularly known as Belle of the Isles. Lake Winnipesaukee Museum information shows that Dr.
Greene (Jarad) came to the Lakes Region in 1885. And Jarad certainly enjoyed his wealth and fame. He owned the Lake Winnepesaukee Inn and was the Mayor of Laconia. Levi Blake, jovial proprietor of the Island Home, a summer hotel adjoining Dr.S estate on Long Island, often acted as straight man to the doctors rapid-fire wit. On one occasion when Levi was feeling poorly, as he would have expressed it, Dr. Suggested, Why dont you try a bottle of Nervura, Levi? Snorted Levi, Id just as soon have a glass of well water. It would probably do you just as much good, was the quick reply.
Did you ever hear of anybody who was helped by Nervura? I did, answered the doctor. It is perhaps needless to say that the loudest laughter came from Levi Blake.
But it wasnt always smooth sailing. The government did finally bring charges of fraud against Jarad and Frank. Other References and a perfect title check it out a great read for quack medicine buffs. The Toadstool Millionaires A Social History of Patent Medicines in America Before Federal Regulation by James Harvey Young PhD The book is reproduced with the kind permission from him and the publisher, Princeton University Press. The Sacred Heart Review, Number 20, 12 November 1898 CLARA BARTON.Her Grand Indorsement of Dr. Encouraging the Sick to Use This Greatest of Remedies. Furthering the benevolent advice of the Associated Charities in recommending the sick and suffering to use Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedythe grand cure for disease which Rev. DeWitt Talmage used and recommends to the people, anil concerning which Mrs.
Henry Ward Beechei wrote highest praise of its wonderful beneficial effectsClara Barton, President of the Red Cross Society, now gives public indorsement of this great remedy which is so perfectly and effectually curing the people from their complaints. Why will people continue to suffer and elrag out an unhappy and miserable existence of sickness, pain, weakness and debility when there is a remedy sure to cure?
Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy is pronounced on every hand and by all classes of people to be the most wonderful cure for elisease ever known. It cures where all others fail. Greene's Nervura to be beyond doubt the grandest medical discovery of this century, and recommend and prescribe it as the surest of all remedies to restore health and strength, to make the sick well, and to relieve the weakness, debility, pain, anguish and suffering of disease. What higher commendation can this medicine nave, what more convincing proof, what more positive assurance that Dr.Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy will surely cure than the recommendation and indorsement of the President of the Red Cross Soiiety, the worldwide known and universally loved anil honored, Clara Barton, who has brought relief to thousands of the world's suffering, whose crowning act of benevolent charity, in carrying to stricken Cuba ships laden with the tender mercies of charity, is a matter of history known to all the world. Such is the world-famous Clara Barton, President of the Reel Cross Society, and her words in praise and recommendation of the wonderful curer of disease, Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy, will be the kindling of new hope to thousands upon thousands of those who are sick, out of health, weak, nervous, or who sutler from headache, rheumatism, neuralgia or other painful and distressing disease,, kidney complaints, nervous affections or poor and elevitalizeel blood. Clara Barton says: We have tried Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy, and although the remedy has been in our hands but a short time, we judge that the remedy has all of the merits which are elaimeel for it. We shall still continue its use, with the, expectation that we shall be able to indorse it more highly. Clara Barton, President of the American National Bed Cross, Washington, D. If you wish to be made well and strong again, if you wish health to take the place of disease, if you wish to know what it is to be without pain, weakness, nervousness, humors, or indeed, any kind of nervous and physical suffering, take Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy. Greene's Nervura is not a patent medicine, but the prescription 01 Dr. The most successful physician in curing diseases, and is, therefore, exactly and perfectly adapted to cure. The item "DR GREENES NERVE TONIC WOODEN ADVERTISING BOX FOR MEDICINE CURE BOTTLES NY" is in sale since Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Medicines & Cures". The seller is "glassnpaper" and is located in Hampton, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.