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  • Stoughton, an earlier Dr Munyon or Father John, made and marketed an elixir of wormwood, germander, rhubarb, orange peel, cascarilla, and aloes. It was used to flavour alcoholic beverages and as a strong tonic for winter-weary folk.

    —James Thurber, 1952, 'Daguerreotype of a Lady', in The Thurber Album

    (It came in a Stoughton bottle.)

    July 10, 2008