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MARILYN HAGERTY: History of people is found in old patent medicine jars, bottles

Published 03/03/2012, Grand Forks Herald

UND Professor Gordon Iseminger has collection from early 1900s
I now pay attention to the claims for medications I see advertised on television during the evening news. They became more interesting after I listened to a lecture on patent medicines of the past. The speaker at the Myra Museum was longtime UND history professor, Gordon Iseminger. His research over the years covers a wide range. One facet is patent medicine, and he recently spoke about how it reflects history of people.

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