This is a 1930s Advertising Promotional Giveaway entitled "Dr. Miles New Joke Book." The book measures 6 x 4.75 inches. It includes 30 pages with Advertisments for Nervine & Alka Seltzer.
Miles Laboratories was founded as the Dr. Miles Medical Company in
Elkhart, Indiana, in 1884 by Franklin Miles, a specialist in the
treatment of eye and ear disorders, with an interest in the connection
of the nervous system to overall health. Miles operated as an
independent firm from 1884 until 1979 and as a wholly owned subsidiary
of Bayer AG from 1979 until 1995, when it was consolidated into the
parent corporation. Click here to learn more about the company's history on Wikipedia. I've scanned a few of the interior pages.
Alka-Seltzer was first introduced in 1931 by Dr. Miles Medicine Company, later known as Miles Laboratories. Click here to learn more about the history of Alka-Seltzer. Below are a couple of early commercials on YouTube.
Below are a few excerpts from the book:
"Mrs. Smith seems to have got over the death of her first husband." "Yes, but her second husband hasn't."
Reporter. "To what do you attribute your great age?" Grandpa: "To the fact that I was born so long ago."
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.
Condition: Good condition with some discoloration and wear.
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