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Two books thread-bound as one pamphlet, with black and white portraits of U.S. Army Surgeons General. The two books are labeled Series 1 and Series 2, with both covers in color. In addition to the portraits, there are advertisements for a product called Maltine [a patent medicine that was an extract of malted barley combined with alcohol and other substances such as cod liver oil. Maltine was heavily promoted to doctors through ads in medical journals in the late 1800s and early 1900s]. The ads are found on the facing pages of each set of portraits. The publication date for this set is unknown; however, the tenure of the last Surgeon General depicted, George M. Sternberg, begins in 1893.




Surgeons, United States, 19th century, Portraits. Patent medicines, United States, 1890-1900, Marketing.


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Portraits of U.S. Surgeon Generals, United States Army, Series 1 and Series 2, two thread-bound pamphlets bound as one