The Cow-Boy & Com-Cel-Sar. PATENT MEDICINE HEALTH, Charlie White-Moon.
The Cow-Boy & Com-Cel-Sar

The Cow-Boy & Com-Cel-Sar

Louisville, KY: c. 1912.

Softcover. Near fine. 48 pp, 4.75" x 7.75", oblong, stapled wrappers, with many illustrations from photographs. Mild handling wear. Charlie White-Moon, the self-styled "Cow-Boy Herbalist" (whose real name was Charles Bunce), claimed to have "years of experience as a Cow-Boy & among the plains Indians" that afforded him a special opportunity to "study the healing power of root & herbs as medicines." He sold many products in his day, but this particular booklet is devoted to the promotion of Com-Cel-Sar, an all-purpose, cleansing tonic that helps rid your body of "useless matter, undigested foods & the like" and "should be used regularly as you use water, air, & sunshine." Much of the text is testimonials from residents of Indiana and Kentucky (identified by name and address, and with a portrait of each) who have had their ailments cured by Com-Cel-Sar. Additional images show the rooms where Com-Cel-Sar is produced and packaged (by "bright, healthy, happy, well-paid young ladies") as well as the Cow-Boy, his home, and (of course), his horse. Unrecorded in OCLC.

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