Happy Christmas!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the daily posts during December – I’ve had fun compiling them! I leave you with a festive late-19th century trade card for Burdock Blood Bitters or ‘B.B.B.’ This famous tonic, which was around 20% alcohol, was advertised as the solution to numerous conditions including indigestion, flatulence and hysteria. So it’s particularly appropriate for Christmas.


Burdock Blood Bitters, late 19thC

Thank you to everyone who has supported The Quack Doctor throughout the year.


I wish you all a cheerful Christmas and a relatively disease-free 2014.



  1. A great series! Thank you.
    Is the BBB gentleman, Father Christmas, St. Nick, or Santa Claus, or ??

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