1 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7JN Tel: 020 7572 2335 Fax: 020 7572 2503 News release For immediate release 02 April 2006 MUSEUM CONTRIBUTES TO EXHIBITION EXPLORING 18TH CENTURY REMEDY The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain’s Museum has lent material to Bridport Museum in Dorset to help them celebrate the connection between the town and the well- known 18th century medicine, Poor Man’s Friend ointment. Poor Man’s Friend was developed by Dr Giles Roberts in Bridport in the 1790s. It was sold around the world as a treatment for aches and pains for over 200 years and was advertised as a miracle cure for "headache, bruises, gout, etc." The Society has lent three examples of the ointment pots in which the medication was sold and also a later packet of his ‘Alternative Pills’. Briony Hudson, Keeper of the Museum Collections, said: “We are always really pleased when items from our collection are relevant for loan to regional museums. Not only does this reinforce the Society’s Museum’s position as a national resource to be drawn upon, but it also means that many more people get to see objects from our collection.” Ends For further information please contact the public relations unit of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain on 020 7572 2335/6 More follows…/ Notes to editors • Bridport Museum is located at: South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR Tel: 01308 422116 Open : April to October, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm (closed November to March) www.bridportmuseum.co.uk.
"Press release- Poor Mans Friend"