SEASONAL HUNTING AND GATHERING IN YOUR OWN HOME during the flu season, that is. ESA member David H reports on a ‘find’ from the back of his first aid cabinet.
Season’s greetings, flu season that is:
A minor finger injury, treated with a proprietary brand antiseptic lead to the re-discovery of the Flugon packet. This was also purchased at Camberwell market, empty and in unused condition. The pre-decimal price dates it to pre 1966, but lettering and almost-deco graphics suggest prior to Second World War.
FLUGON—The new cure and preventive for influenza. This cure has arrived from Sydney and is obtainable From the Pharmacy. Price 1s 6d *
THE BATHURST PHARMACY
KELLY’S INFLUENZA MIXTURE 2/6.
BARON’S FLUGON 1/6 and 2/6 LEMON BALM for the hands 2/-.
ALL NYAL’S GOODS STOCKED CORN CURE, 1/3. TOILET POWDERS AND PER [this rather unusual line break was in the original ad.]
FUMES AT CITY PRICES
P. KELLY, M.P.S., Ph.C. DISPENSING CHEMIST. 167 HOWICK STREET.
1926 – Maybe Boris Johnson needed an early dose of a product like Flugon, South-Western News (Busselton, WA ), Friday 2 July 1926, page 2:
YOUR CHEMIST IS MORE THAN A MERCHANT.
FLUGON is the remedy you should have handy to prevent it.
One dose gargled and swallowed in the early stages will save you a week in bed.
Two sizes, 1/6 and 1 2/6 per bottle.
Obtainable only from
Edgar Coates, M.P.S.,
Phone 27. CHEMIST. BUSSELTON
DESTROYS THE INFLUENZA GERM.
1/6 and 2/6 a bottle.
A REMEDY FOR— INFLUENZA, COLD IN THE HEAD, NASAL CATARRH
obtainable AT Carr & Co., THE CHEMISTS ON THE CORNER VICTORIA AND WELLINGTON STREETS.
FLUGON THE MOST RECENT AND SCIENTIFIC PREPARATION FOR —Influenza Cold in the Head Sore Throat Nasal Discharges Catarrh Coughs ColdsAND ALL DISORDERS OF THE AIR PASSAGES OF BACTERIAL ORIGIN.In Bottles at 1/6 and 2/6 (double size).OBTAINABLE AT Carr & Co.,THE CHEMISTS ON THE CORNER, BUNBURY. TELEPHONE 10.