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Description: Born in 1839 Dr. Caldwell Still in His Office DailyDate: November 7 1919
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Page/Column: Page 4, Column 5
Born in 1839 Dr. Caldwell Still in His Office Daily
Wonderful vigor of the founder of Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin
All physicians know that good health depends largely upon proper digestion and elimination, and that most sickness results from these causes. None knows this better than the “family” doctor, the general practitioner.
Dr. W. B. Caldwell, of Monticello, Illinois, was and is a family doctor. The whole human body, not any small part of it, was his practice. More than half his “calls” were on women, children and babies. They are the ones most often sick. But their illnesses were usually of a minor nature—colds, fevers, headaches, biliousness—and all of them required first a thorough evacuation. They were constipated.
Dr. Caldwell in the course of 40 years’ practice, for he was graduated from Rush Medical College back in 1875, had found a good deal of success in such cases with a prescription of his own containing simple laxative herbs with pepsin. In 1892 he decided to use this formula in the manufacture of a medicine to be known as Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin, and in that year the preparation was first placed on the market. The picture of Dr. Caldwell that appears on the package was taken in that year.
The preparation immediately had as great a success in the drug stores as it previously had in the doctor’s private practice. Today the third generation is using it.
Photo of Dr. W. B. CALDWELL Today with caption: Born Shelbyville, Mo., March 27, 1839. Began the manufacture of his famous prescription in 1892.