Zam-Buk 'Good Things and How to Cook them...' c. 1910's

$20.00 CAD

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Miracle drug promotional pamphlet, sold along with recipes.

Sponsored by Zam-Buk Co., maker of miracle soap. Published in Toronto Canada

Price 10¢

'Home cookery', followed by some over the top stories and testaments on how Zam-Buk takes care of all sorts of ailments.

Soups: Barley, celery, cream tomato,etc. Fish: Lobster cutlets, scalloped oysters,etc. Meats: Hamburg Steak, Mock Duck, Jellied Chicken,etc. Salads: Marguerite Salad, Banana Salad,etc..

'Justice of the Peace tells remarkable experience with Zam-Buk'. 'Child fell on hot stove. Zam-Buk healed burns and Left no scar.' 'Had ulcers and sores from elbow to fingers. 5 doctors and specialists failed to cure. Zambuk worked a miracle of healing which minister corroborate (with statement of corroboration)'.'Zam-Buk saved my arm, and would have saved my finger if I had used it'.'3600 miles by bicycle from Vancouver to Montreal . I would have failed but for Zam-Buk'..and many more.

Bit beat up. Folded, some tears, nicks in paper, cover has tear, back cover bit tattered with piece missing, tears. Inside pages yellowed.

34 pages including covers.

7 ⅝" x 4 ⅞"


Zam-Buk was a patent medicine produced by the Zam-Buk Company of Leeds, England, founded by Charles Edward Fulford. It was first sold by his Bile Beans company in 1902, as a herbal balm and antiseptic ointment; the use of a complementary Zam-Buk soap was recommended to augment the treatment. The ointment was advertised as being effective against a wide range of conditions, including cuts, bruises, sprains, freckles, ulcers, bleeding piles and even colds and toothache. It could also be used as an embrocation by rubbing it into the muscles of the back, legs or feet. The source of the name is uncertain, but a link to South Africa has been suggested. The brand name was at one time used to refer to ambulance-men and first aiders at rugby league matches in Australia and New Zealand.