A. L. Guertin

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A. L. Guertin
Born 24 April 1857(1857-04-24) [1][2]
Quebec, Province of Canada
Died 30 March 1922 (64) [1]
Cincinnati, Ohio
Occupation(s) Physician
Alma mater University of Vermont, M.D. (1883) [3]
Known for Dr. Guertin's Nerve Syrup

Alfred Lewis Guertin (April 24, 1857 - March 30, 1922) was an French Canadian physician, noted as the face of "Dr. Guertin's Nerve Syrup," a fraudulent remedy for the treatment of epilepsy and other nervous conditions produced by Otto Kalmus's Chemical Co.


  1. 1.0 1.1, burial entry for Alfred L. Guertin, < : accessed 24 Feb 2014>
  2. Note: Alfred Guertin is listed in the 1881 Canadian Census as being Quebec-born, but later gave his birthplace as Vermont in the 1900 U.S. Census. His burial entry lists Canada as his birthplace.
  3. Entry listing "Alfred Lewis Guertin, B.C.L." under 1883 Medical Graduates, "Catalogue of the officers of government and instruction, the alumni and other graduates of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Burlington, Vermont, 1791-1890", p.102 (