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.

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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:

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