Seelye’s Wasa Tusa

Patent medicine earned Dr. A. B. Seelye a fortune that allowed him to build a fine mansion that is open to the public today.

What was in his fabled Wasa Tusa?

A.B. Seelye made his fortune in patent medicines with the A.B. Seelye Medical Company. At one time he had over 500 salesmen traveling through 14 states. The Wasa Tusa they sold contained 65 percent “non-beverage alcohol, chloroform and sulphuric ether.”

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You can read his digitized ALMANAC, HEALTH GUIDE AND COOKBOOK here.

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 07, 2021
     Category: Domestic | Money | Patent Medicines, Nostrums and Snake Oil | Nineteenth Century | Twentieth Century


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