Jackson's Asthmatic Candy

In Autumn 1800, the proprietors of this remedy, J. Barclay & Son, who had taken over the patent in the 1780s, found it necessary to change the name to Barclay's Asthmatic Candy. According to them, the death of Mr Jackson had "afforded an opportunity for unprincipled persons to assume his name, to put off their pernicious compositions." The product remained on sale for at least another 60 years. I don't know the exact ingredients of this one, but similar medicines for chest complaints contained ipecahuana, sugar and licorice - and, later, morphine.  

                        JACKSON's ASTHMATIC CANDY         The superior efficacy of JACKSON's ASTHMATIC         CANDY, in complaints of the stomach and lungs, ari- sing from indigestion and flatulency, has been ascertained by the experience of several years. Its peculiar success in Coughs and Colds, and in alleviating the most alarming complaints inci- dent to persons of gouty, relaxed, or asthmatic habit, (which complaints are more particularly prevalent in the foggy and damp season of the winter months) is now universally ac- knowledged; and, considering it as a medicine in general use, it would have been unnecessary for the proprietor to have repeated his advertisement so often, had not some persons lately obtruded upon the public, in a spurious medicine under the same name. It becomes, therefore, necessary to offer this caution, by re- spectfully informing the Public, that the genuine Medicine is signed on the stamp by J. BARCLAY, the sole proprietor, and may be had as usual, at No. 95, Fleet Market, London, five doors from Fleet Street, in boxes at 2s. 6d. and 1s. 1½d. each, stamp duty included. It may also be had, by appointment of the Proprietor, of                       R. SCOTT, APOTHECARY,                 WATSON & CO. AND J BAXTER,                        South Bridge, Edinburgh; Mackintosh & Co. Inverness                   W. Anderson, Stirling R. Morrison & Son, Perth                        A. Barry, Paisley J. Allan, Dundee                                       E. Humble, Newcastle J. Mennons, Glasgow                              F. Jolly, Carlisle And by one or more reputable shopkeepers in most towns                                  of the kingdom.                        Also may be had as above JACKSON's PATENT OINTMENT for the ITCH, an in- fallible cure in thirty-six hours—Jackson's Patent Tincture for the Rheumatism, Gravel, Stone, Bruises, Sprains &c.— Jackson's British Tooth Powder—Jackson's celebrated Corn Salve—Waite's Genuine Worm Nuts, by Howard and E- vans, &c.   Source: The Caledonian Mercury (Edinburgh) Thursday 16 Jan 1800

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