61. WINDSWEPT: The Pain-Killer Mansion


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Have you ever been to Scarborough Beach in Narragansett and noticed that beautiful stone ruin just beyond the sand? Well, it turns out it’s the remnants of an old carriage house that once stood beside this mansion overlooking the water. The mansion was called Windswept, but locally it was known as the house built with Painkiller money, and it was built by a family who made their fortune selling this over-the-counter medicine called “Perry Davis’s Vegetable Pain-Killer,” remembered today as the first-ever nationally advertised remedy for chronic pain.

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About Perry Davis’ Pain-Killer:

Perry Davis’ Vegetable Pain-Killer - Ads and Marketing Materials

Patent Medicines / Medicine History:

Edmund Davis’s Death - If you want to learn more about that!

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