This patent medicine, Catarrhozone, is very different from the last one—Uricones. That one had no insertion; this one has a 32-page booklet! I could find nothing on the company—the box lists Laurentian Agencies Reg’d, Montreal—nor anything about what is in this medication. On the French side of the box Chlorbutol .63% is listed. I found that is also known as Chlorbutanol and it is used as a preservative.
Chlorobutanol is a widely used, very effective preservative in many pharmaceuticals and cosmetic products, e.g. injections, ointments, products for eyes, ears and nose, dental preparations, etc. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Chlorobutanol is typically used at a concentration of 0.5 % where it lends long term stability to multi-ingredient formulation.
This medication is ‘Used to assist in Overcoming’ sneezing colds, coughs, simple sore throat, hoarseness, bronchitis, la grippe, catarrh, catarrhal deafness, asthma and hay fever. The medication itself is a liquid and the box contains a bakelite inhaler although there are instructions on how to make a temporary inhaler from your handkerchief.
So, no list of ingredients but a little research reveals that
Catarrh (pronounced /kəˈtɑr/) is a thick exudate of mucus and white blood cells caused by the swelling of the mucous membranes in the head in response to an infection. It is a symptom usually associated with the common cold and chesty coughs, but can also be found in patients with infections of the adenoids, middle ear, sinus or tonsils. The catarrh may either discharge or cause a blockage which may become chronic.
I wonder if the ozone part is just a catchy title because in one spot it is written a ‘catarrh-o-zone. Certainly ozone cannot be part of this because
Most people can detect about 0.01 ppm of ozone in air where it has a very specific sharp odor somewhat resembling chlorine bleach. Exposure of 0.1 to 1 ppm produces headaches, burning eyes, and irritation to the respiratory passages. Even low concentrations of ozone in air are very destructive to organic materials such as latex, plastics, and lungs.
To get back to the 32-page booklet, this has lots of illustrations on how to charge the inhaler and how use it. It also has a great long list entitled “Dreams and what they mean”. This is not an attempt to unscramble the meaning of dreams in a person’s life but to foretell the future. Examples:
Abbey —This denotes future comfort, piece of mind, freedom from anxiety
Abuse—To dream that you are abused, denotes that a dispute will arise between you and the someone with whom you do business, or with your lover.
Bald—To dream of baldness portends approaching sickness. For a young woman to dream that her lover is bald, foretells that he will not live to marry her. To dream that she is bald herself, implies she will be very poor, and die an old maid.
Divorce—If a married person dreams of sueing or a divorce, it is a sign of the fidelity of his or her partner.
The last one is
Dress—Buying a dress, denotes advancement, and that you will obtain your wishes.