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The John C. Liebeskind History of Pain Collection
1900 = 2007
The Antikamnia ("Opposed to Pain") Chemical Company of St. Louis, Missouri
produced several calendars (1897-1901) illustrated with "Skeleton
Sketches"--chromolithographed series based on watercolors by the local
physician-artist Louis Crucius. The limited edition calendars were
mailed to physicians who provided business cards or letterhead correspondence
as evidence of their medical standing. Antikamnia was a proprietary
product consisting of acetanalid (antifebrin) combined with sodium
bicarbonate, citric acid and caffeine.
The Liebeskind Collection recently acquired copies of the English- and French-language
calendars for 1900, which matches 2007's calendar day-for-day.
Downloadable copies of the 1900 calendars are available, below. Click on each
image to see a high resolution PDF image which may be printed or copied.