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Carter Medicine Co

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March 1896.
August 1898.
January 1899.
July 1900.
July 1945.


of Holborn Viaduct, London

Makers of the Carter's Little Liver Pills - purely vegetable pills, said to cure torpid livers, headaches and many more ailments.

  • 1880 The Carter Medicine Co was established in America to sell "Carter's Little Liver Pills".
  • Not long after the company was set up in America, the company began to sell the pills from Holborn Viaduct in London.
  • The pills were withdrawn from chemist shops after it became difficult to prove that the pills were a cure for so many different illnesses.
  • 2008 Carter's Laxative is still sold in America.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN 978-0-7509-4590-5