Bottle Database
Bottle Tops
Bottle Base
Bottle Closures
Rarity Guide
Dating Guide
Condition Guide
Purchasing Bottles
Digging for Bottles
Diving for Bottles
Bottle Articles
About Us
Bottles Wanted
Bottles For Sale
Photos of the Past
Bottle Humor
Bottle Puzzle
Contact Us


According to the label Dr. Agnews Cure for the Heart this product was made by the Anglo American Medicine Company. in Chicago, Ill.

Below is a ad from 1898.

agnews heart cure ad

Below is a labeled variant of this bottle.

agnews cure. agnews cure 2

The embossing reads Dr. Agnew's Cure for the Heart. The wording on the bottles was changed sometime after 1906 and now was called Dr. Agnew's Remedy for the Heart.

Not sure if there is a connection with the famous Dr. David Hayes Agnews Surgeon. Below is a little about the famous surgeon.

Form Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

He was born on November 24, 1818 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1838, and a few years later set up in practice at Philadelphia and became a lecturer at the Philadelphia School of Anatomy. He married Margaret Irwin in 1841. He also helped found the Irwin & Agnew Iron Foundry in 1846. In 1852, he bought and revived the Philadelphia School of Anatomy, where he continued to work through 1862. He was appointed surgeon at the Philadelphia Hospital in 1854 and was the founder of its pathological museum.

For 26 years (1863–1889) he was connected with the medical faculty of the medical school of the University of Pennsylvania, being elected professor of operative surgery in 1870 and professor of the principles and practice of surgery in the following year. From 1865 to 1884—except for a brief interval—he was a surgeon at the Pennsylvania Hospital. In 1889 he became the subject of the largest painting ever made by the Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins, called The Agnew Clinic, in which he is shown conducting a mastectomy operation before a gallery of students and doctors. The artist can also be found to the right of the painting.

During the American Civil War he was consulting surgeon in the Mower Army Hospital, near Philadelphia, and acquired considerable reputation for his operations in cases of gunshot wounds. He attended as operating surgeon when President Garfield was fatally wounded by the bullet of an assassin in 1881.

He was the author of several works, the most important being The Principles and Practice of Surgery (1878–1883). He died at Philadelphia on March 22, 1892, and is buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Photo of Dr Agnew

david hayes agnew



agnews cure a

Back to Articles