Brown’s Household Panacea, the great pain reliever! Evidently so great that this hobo can carry a burning stove without feeling pain…I think I’d be terrified of the stuff at that point. 
Late 1800s advert. Brown’s Household Panacea existed long after the Pure Foods Act took the *real* painkillers out of their medication. At some point it became a weird vegetable supplement that also apparently had asprin in it. So it would have done something for pain, just not as much as it used to. Probably not enough to carry a burning stove around, at least D:

Brown’s Household Panacea, the great pain reliever! Evidently so great that this hobo can carry a burning stove without feeling pain…I think I’d be terrified of the stuff at that point. 

Late 1800s advert. Brown’s Household Panacea existed long after the Pure Foods Act took the *real* painkillers out of their medication. At some point it became a weird vegetable supplement that also apparently had asprin in it. So it would have done something for pain, just not as much as it used to. Probably not enough to carry a burning stove around, at least D:

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