Father Mathew Remedy
|Father Mathew Remedy|
|Medical Claims||One teaspoon for relief from the after-effects of "debauch or any intemperate indulgence," as well as fevers and digestion problems|
|Creator(s)||Henry Halkelt de Petferren|
|Year created||c. 1878|
|Vendors||Father Mathew Temperance & Manufacturing Co. (New York)|
Father Mathew('s) Remedy was a tonic for relief of intemperance (i.e. a hang-over cure), named for Father Theobald Mathew, an Irish Catholic teetotalist, having been created by Henry Halkelt de Petferren and manufactured by Father Mathew Temperance & Manufacturing Co. The advertising boasted it was an "antidote to alcohol," promising a "certain and speedy cure for Intemperance" and that it "destroys all appetite for alcoholic liquors," just one teaspoon taken the morning-after to "remove all mental and physical depression," in addition to curing "every kind of Fever, Dyspepsia and Torpidity of the Liver."