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Box for 'Trilene' tablets, Europe, 1801-1900

‘Trilene’ tablets are advertised on this box as “the only cure for stoutness”. Stoutness is another, older word for being overweight. It was a so-called ‘patent medicine’ whose recipe was secret. It is unlikely to have been of much practical use.

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A661213

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