S. Andral Kilmer

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S. Andral Kilmer
S. Andral Kilmer, M.D. - portrait.jpg

Illo. of Dr. Kilmer, c. 1897

Born Sylvester Andral Kilmer
19 December 1840(1840-12-19)
Cobleskill, Schoharie, New York
Died 14 January 1924 (83) 
Binghamton, New York
Burial Spring Forest Cemetery
Binghamton, New York
Field(s) Proprietary Medicine
Known for Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root; Sanitarium and Hydrotherapium at Sanitaria Springs, New York

Sylvester Andral Kilmer (December 19, 1840 - January 14, 1924) was an American physician, involved with patent medicine via his invention of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root and other remedies, sold through Dr. Kilmer & Co., a family-run business managed by his brother, Jonas M. Kilmer, and nephew, Willis Sharpe Kilmer. After his retirement from the swamp-root business in 1892, Kilmer established a sanitarium and hydrotherapium at Sanitaria Springs, New York, which he operated for some twenty years, and promoted himself as having the ability to cure cancer without surgical intervention.


After being bought out of his patent medicine business, Kilmer dedicated himself to his sanitarium and system of cancer cure ("De-Cancerizing Removal System"), the CanCertorium: