Aimar’s Neurotic Oil, for Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Painful Swellings, Sprains, &c. Price, 25 Cents [broadside caption title].
Nineteenth century patent medicine from a South Carolinian
Patent medicine advertising broadside for South Carolinian G.W. Aimar’s “Neurotic Oil” for neuralgia and rheumatism and for treating swellings and sprains. Also promoted here is Aimar’s “Pearl Cement” for mending household items such as glass, earthenware, leather, etc.
These useful products for both health and home use are advertised as being available from wholesale druggists Goodrich, Wineman & Co. of Hayne Street as well as from Aimar’s own premises at the corner of King and Vanderhorst Streets in Charleston. Neurotic Oil and Pearl Cement were each available for 25 cents.
G.W. Aimar & Co. were in business in Charleston, South Carolina from 1852 to 1978. “G. W. Aimar served as a lieutenant in the Lafayette Artillery during the Civil War and was wounded, captured, an imprisoned before escaping and returning to Charleston. He could not re-enlist but helped the Confederate effort when his drugstore became the Confederate dispensary. Three floors of the building served as a hospital.”¹
Description: Aimar’s Neurotic Oil, for Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Painful Swellings, Sprains, &c. Price, 25 Cents [broadside caption title].
[Likely Charleston, South Carolina. C. 1850s–1860s]. p. Broadside. 9¾ x 7¾ inches. Foxing; good.
Two entries in OCLC recording one copy at University of Rochester Medical Center, which they date to the 1850s, and two copies at University of South Carolina which they date c. 1869. Note. 1. Civil War Medicine (and Writing): Palmetto State Druggist - G.W. Aimar & Co. - Part II - The Firm accessed online. Not found in Hummel or Turnbull.