Whiskey prescription

Files

VCU_TML_Emswiller_Whiskey_prescription Nov 28 1924 alt rsz.jpg

Title

Whiskey prescription

Description

Prescription for whiskey to be taken in milk 3 times daily. Filled at Purcell & Littlejohn pharmacy, Leesburg, Va.

During Prohibition, the U.S. Treasury Department issued forms that authorized physicians to write prescriptions for medicinal alcohol.

Source

Carl F. Emswiller, Jr. papers (2011.02.02), Special Collections and Archives, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, VCU Libraries

Date

1924 November 28

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, VCU Libraries

Rights

The organization that has made the Item available believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information. 
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Notes

During Prohibition, Your Doctor Could Write You a Prescription for Booze, Smithsonian.com
Medicinal Alcohol, Ohio State University
Discovery Set: Temperance and Prohibition, Social Welfare History Image Portal
Temperance Movement
, Social Welfare History Project

Citation

“Whiskey prescription,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed June 24, 2018, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/302.