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Two packets of Cephos powders, England, 1955-1975

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Cephos powder is advertised as a remedy for headaches, colds and ‘for the nerves’. It contains caffeine and aspirin. Caffeine is a stimulant and aspirin is a painkiller. Each packet contains nine folded paper sachets of powder to be dissolved in water. Cephos powder was manufactured in Lancashire, England by The Cephos Company. It was available over the counter at pharmacies.

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Glossary: medicinal tonic

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