King of the Blood (patent medicine)

From Kook Science

King of the Blood
King of the Blood - trade card.jpg

Front artwork of a promotional trade card, depicting a "St. George and the Dragon" scene, the heroic knight holding high a shield with the words "King of the Blood" inscribed upon it, slaying the dragon labelled "Disease."

Creator(s) David Ransom
Vendors D. Ransom, Son & Co.

The King of the Blood was a patent tonic and "blood purifier," manufactured and sold by D. Ransom, Son & Co. in the late 19th century, that promised to cure disease by the cleansing of impurities in the blood, the "great generic disorder" held to be the cause of many different types of ailments.