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Valentine's Meat Juice,








Richmond, Va. :

mann s. valentine,





The Contents
OF THIS Circular are


Medical Profession


Brief account of the production of the Meat Juice, 5

Recommendations of the Medical Profession, - .8

Mode of Administration, - - - g

Testimonials of Medical Profession, - - - a I

Testimonials of Superintendents Insane Asylums, 33

References, - _-._- ^g

Extract from Clinical Record, - - . _ .48
Extract from transactions Richmond Academy of

Medicme, _ - - _. ^.8

Report of the Committee on the Exhibition of Spe-
cimens, at the Twenty-first Annual Meeting of
the American Pharmaceutical Association, held

at Richmond, Va., September, 1873, - - 50

Special, - - - - - - - - 51

Agent's Circular, - - - - - - 31

Reports of the Medical Officers of the U. S. Army, 53

List of Druggists, - - : - - - 63



Production or the /VLeat Juice.

In the autumn of 1870, and during the extreme illness
of a member of my family, occasioned by a severe and
protracted derangement of the organs of digestion, I be-
came deeply and anxiously impressed v/ith the importance
and necessity of procuring some form of nourishment for
the sick, on which more reliance could be placed in sus-
taining the pov/crs of life, and promoting a return to the
ordinary food of health, than any of the then known
characters of diet. This undeveloped nutrient should be
acceptable to the most irritable stomach; it should l)c safe
in the administraiion; ready of assimilation and perma-
nent in the support of the vital powers — co-operative witli
the remedial agents of the medical man.

To conceive a nutritive principle so eminently desirable,
engaged my most earnest thoughts, pending the emergen-
cy in my own family, for suitable — even possible, susten-.
ance. \Vith a definite purpose of mind, and vvdth a stu-
dious and loving care, I searched among the multitude of
foods, old and new, natural and artificial, to discover and
develop a principle in the best combination of the kind-
liest elements of nutrition. Meanwhile, I directed my at-
tention to a series of experiments, by which to determine



practically, the principle with which my mind was imbued.
My experiments were, for a length of time, unpromising
in fullness of result, but being prosecuted with confidence
and ever increasing interest, they had a final success.
The first application of the Meat Juice was made in my
own family, and, under the observation of my physicians,
were realized the happy results anticipated from my labors.

Aware of the value of raio meat, where the stomach
and intestines were equal to its digestion, I recognized its
utility as an article of diet; but I discarded the idea that
organs but feebly performing their functions, could elabo-
rate it as nutriment, and with sufficient diligence elimi-
nate the rich treasure stored and locked up in the body of
tWe flesh. I knew, also, that there were serious obstacles
in the way of obtaining the juice and its important con-
stituents from raw flesh, and was moreover persuaded, that
there would be grave objections to its application, if ob-
tained. Then, again, in all the usual methods of prepar-
ing food, (my experiments, at this time, were directed ex-
clusively to meat,) whether by boiling or roasting, making
beef teas and other extracts, the chemical constituents of
soluble flesh or juice were altered — especially the albu-
men, so necessary an element of nutrition, was coagulated
and impaired in value, either in the body of the meat, or
in the juice that flowed from it.

My experiments, therefore, pointed to extracting the sol-
uble constituents of flesh — first by mechanically tearing
asunder the broad muscular fibre ; secondly, by the appli-
cation of heat, at a low temperature, rupturing the ulti-


mate fibres; and thirdly, by the adoption of judicious
pressure, liberating from the entire body of the iiieat all
the constituents contained in it.

The variable results from numerous experiments indi-
cated that a certain expertness would be necessary in the
production of the Meat Juice; this attained, there would
be afforded a nutriment the closest approximation possible
to the elements of the circulating fluid itself. I believed
that this principle of nutrition would readily commend it-
self to the organs of digestion, and that we might antici-
pate from the feeblest powers a response to our effort to
re-establish them with natural and original material.

I am gratified to know, that the principle involved in
the production of the Meat Juice has been recognized
by some of the ablest medical and scientific men of the
country; that my labors in producing and perfecting this
first article by my process have been appreciated, and the
Meat Juice is doing good service to humanity.

I desire to express my thanks to the Medical Profession
for their kind co-operation in testing the Meat Juice, and
after careful trial, determining the best applications, and
making known the greatest usefulness of my production.

I acknowledge my indebtedness for personal kindness
and advice, and for a valued correspondence from scien-
tific gentlemen in various parts of the country, whose time
is allotted to most important and pressing professional


Richmond, Virginia.


The Medical Profession recommend that the
following Statements be made :

The two ounce, oval bottle, adopted for the Meat Juice,
contains the juice of four ]iounds of the best beef, exclu-
sive of fat. Nine-tenths of the liquid holding the elements
of nutrition in solution is evaporated off.

The iileat Juice has been subjected to tlie heat, cold,
dampness and the fluctuations of different climates, with-
out change in its character.

The flavor of the Meat Juice is the natural one. The
taste of the simple, original elements of soluble flesh may
be rendered mere acceptable, perhaps, by seasoning; Init,
as in the general use of the Meat juice by the Medical
Profession, there are particular applications where the in-
troduction of condiments might be objectionable, these
have been v/holly abstained from; leaving to the medical
adviser all directions in this respect required by tlie sick.

The character of the Meat Juice is altered by the ad-
mixture of acids or alcoholic liquors.

The Meat Juice taken frequently and in small quan-
tities, has been recommended, in preference to large
draughts administered at longer periods of time. When
taken an hour or so in advance of a meal, it has been
found to promote the digestion of the meal.

The eftect of the Meat Juice in relieving nausea has
been very marked. In its administration {ox sea-sickness,
if the stomach be full, allow it to. empty itself before using.

In the administration of the Meat Juice by enema, the
directions are the same as when taken by the stomach,
except that the quantity should be larger.


The Methods of preparing and incorporating the

Meat Juice, which have been acceptable,
. and with the advice of a Physi-

cian, beneficial.

Instead of water, ice may be used with the Meat Juice.
In cases of extreme nausea the dissolved Meat Juice
may be frozen. IVitJi care, the Meat Juice may be
warmed on a water-hath, to the temperature of 130°; but
this requires attention and judgment, or the albumen will
be coagulated. The use of hot water changes the charac-
ter of the preparation.

When taken in coinbination with Col Liver Oil, if ice
be substituted for v/ater to the Meat Juice, the taste of the
Oil will not be so perceptible.

The ^Sleat Juice may be administered with Arrow-root
or Corn Starch, by preparing the mucilage in the usual
way, and then stirring the Meat Juice into it, after it has
cooled down to 130°.

A very pleasant and inviting Jelly may be made for the
sick with the Meat Juice, by dissolving gelatine in water,
and adding the Meat Juice. It can be seasoned or not,
as may be advised by the physician.

Chicken broth will be improved by the addition of Meat

When the condition of the sick justifies a change from^
the Meat Juice to the use of other diet, stale bread crum-
bled in the praparation renders it savory, while it consti-
tutes a safe advance toward solid food.



The minimum dose in extreme cases should be a half-
teaspoonful, diluted with a tablespoonful of water, cold or
tepid — increased to two teaspoonsful, diluted in propor-
tion. A further dilution has been advised of half-teaspoon-
ful to one, and a half, or even tn'o tablespoonsful of
water, for infants.



Richmond; May 2d, 187 1,
To ]\Iann S. Valentine, Esq.

Having used the '-Meat Juice', (wnicii represents all
the soluble .elements of beef in the most assimilable form,)
in many obstinate antl almost hopeless cases of disease, I
can confidently recommend it to the favorable consider-
ation of the medical profession.

I have found that this preparation quickly stimulates
the stomach when enfeebled Irom almost any cause, not
only in Dyspepsia and Chronic Gastritis, but in Sea-sick-
ness, the sickness of pregn aicy, and such kindred condi-
tions. Used by enema, it is r.ipidly absorbed, and ex-
hibits its nutrient qualities in a remarkable degree. I am
more and more pursuaded thit we have gained by it a
valuable dietetic.

T. B. McCAW, M. D.

Prof. Practice of Medicine, Medical College of Va.

May 15th, 1 87 1.
Mr. Mann S. Va/entine, Richmond, Va.

My Dear Sir: — Having witnessed seveial instances
where your " Preparation of Meat Juice," served promptly


to quiet a most irritable stomach, and steadily to nourish
and strengthen a most enfeebled body, after approved food
of every variety had failed to do it, I earnestly v/ish that
its benefits be diffused as far as possible.

In this spirit, I ?^Ya glad to attest publicly to the very
highest estimation of it.

Most Truly Yours,

F. MARX, M. D.

Richmond, Va., May i6th, 1871.

My Dear Sir: — I am glad to hear that you have made
arrangements to furnish your [^reparation of Beef to the

I consider the jn-eparation of inestimable value in many
cases of disordered Digestion, Chronic Diarrhoea, Cholera
Infantum, &c,, and confidently recommend it to patients
suffering under such troubles, as the most nutritious and
easily assimilated form of Beef that I have seen used.
Very Respectfully,

Prof. Surgery, Virginia Medical College.
To Mann S. Valentine, Esq.

296 5th Avenue, New York, Jan. 1 6th, 1 872.

I have used " Valentine's Meat Juice" very freely during
the past three months, and I am better pleased with it than
any other preparation of the kind which I have employed.


It is digestible, extremely nutritious, and contains a large
amount of nutrient material, in small bulk.


Maiin S. Valentine, Esq.

Dear Sir: — I am using your " Meat Juice" in my prac-
tice, and I am happy to say with great satisfaction. It is
clearly a veiy valuable addition to our medical dietaiy.

Let me suggest a direction for its use beyond the sick
chamber. In the hurry of business, mercantile and pro-
fessional especially, many young m^en are debarred from
taking their meals at regular hours, and to remove a sense
of hunger or exhaustion, they are led to the use, or abuse,
of alcoholic stimulation. Now, the " Meat Juice " drachm
for dram, is incomparably more nutritious than whiskey,
without any of the pernicious effects of the latter; and if
it were kept for use in offices and counting-rooms, it would
supply a real want to the system, and in a safe and whole-
some manner, acting, according to the old saying, " tuto,
cito, ac jucundi."

With a cordial recommendation of the " Meat Juice,"
which you have so successfully prepared, I remain,
Yours Respectfully,

Prof. Prac. of Medicine, University of ^Maryland.

Baltimore, January 21st, 1872.

Medical Dep't Mutual Life Insurance Co.,

New York, Jan. 22d, 1872.
Ihave used "Valentine's Preparation of Meat Juice"


during the past three months, in many cases of delicate
digestion and extreme nausea, and have always found it
easily assimilated, and readily retained. I regard it as
far superior to any preparation yet introduced.


Virginia Military Institute, Feb. 15th, 1872.
Matin S. Valentine, Esq.

Dear Sir: — I have not yet had an extended opportu-
nity of testing the efficacy of your " Preparation of Meat
Juice," but even a limited experience with it convinces
me of its great value, as a prompt and potent remedy in
cases of sudden prestation from hemorrhage, in the ex-
haustion and debility of protracted disease, in atonic Dys-
pepsia and generally wherever the introduction of food is
impe?'ative, hui the stomach unable to digest anything else.
As an efficient remedy under these circumstances, it is
probably second only to transfusion, without any of the
dangers of the latter expedient.


Surgeon and Prof. Physiology, V. M. I.

Washington City, D. C, 1330 N. Y. Ave.

February 18, 1872.

It affords me pleasure to contribute my testimony in

favor of Mr. Valentine's " Preparation of Meat Juice." I

have used it in a number of cases, and found it to answer

(as a mild nutrient and stimulant,) better than most I


have used. I have recommended it in cases where the
stomach could retain no nourishment, neither raw beef,
eggs, or even cold water, I think it is peculiarly valuable
in cases of young and delicate children, where milk in
any fonn disagrees. But the greatest benefit I have de-
rived from it has been with those, who, from long dissi-
pation and the use of alcoholic liquors, were unable to
retain any nourishment or stimulant. This class of patients
take and retain the " Meat Juice " well, particularly if cay-
enne is added to it. One of my patients, who could retain
no kind of food, took it with so much benefit, that he
called it "The Great Virginia Medicine," and says it is
the greatest known.

I am satisfied that it possesses some advantages over the
best preparations known as Extracts of Beef, for the rea-
sons: It is more agreeable, may be taken in cold water,
and it contains the albumen &c., of the meat, which are
destroyed by the methods pursued by others in preparing
their Extracts. I have found it, to supersede the use of
alcoholic drinks, in some cases. Persons who have been
in the habit, from necessity, of taking niorning drams,
now substitue Mr. Valentine's "Meat Juice."


2729 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 20, 1872.
I recommend the use of " Valentine's Meat Juice'" in all
cases where much nourishment is required, and only a
small quantity in bulk can be digested — as in Typhoid
Fever, Diarrhoea, certain forms of Dyspesia, &c. It is
far superior to anything of the kind I have ever used.



Washington, D. C, Feb. 26th, 1872.
Mr. M. S. Valentine,

Dear Sir: — I liave used your prepared "Meat Juice" in
"The Children's Hospital/' District of Columbia, and
consider it the best adjuvant I have been able to obtain
for a nourishing diet.

I find the "Meat Juice" especially advantageous in cases
after severe oj-.crationa, where loss of blood and shock
combine to deprei.-; the vital pov/ers and functions.

Hoping that your preparation may continue to be made
as purely as the article nov/ in market, 1 am, with many
thanks, Yours Truly,

One of the Surgeons of Child's Hospital, D. C,

Baltimore, Md., March^Qth, 1872.
My Dear Sir: — In reply to your query, I can answer
that I am entirely satisfied, so far, with results obtained
from the employment of your preparation of "Meat Juice."
It agrees better with the weak and enfeebled stomach than
any other preparation I know of, besides being more
agreeable and palatable to the taste.

Very Respectfully, Yours,

Mann S. Valentine, Richmond.

Richmond, Va., March i5lh, 1872,
Having been requested to give my opinion in regard to
the properties and virtues of the preparation of juice of


meat manufactured by Mr. Mann S. Valentme, of this
city, it affords me much pleasure to state the following
facts :

By an ingenious, yet simple process, which I have per-
sonally witnessed, Mr. Valentine has succeeded in produc-
ing a concentrated extract of the fluids contained in mus-
cle, without injury to their nutritive value. This process
consists in extracting nearly the whole of the fluid con-
stituents, by trituration, forcible expression and the appli-
cation of heat below the coagulating point. Not only is
the juice contained between the muscle-fibres expressed,
but the fibre itself is disintegrated, and forced to yield the
fluid constituents of its cells, which being concentrated by
gentle heat in vacuo, yields an extract pleasant to the taste,
acceptable to the most irritable stomach, and assimilated
by the feeblest digestive powers.

I have employed Mr. Valentine's product in numerous
cases, and have been exceedingly gratified with the favor-
able results produced by its administration. Some of my
patients have lived exclusively upon it for spaces of time
vaiying from ten days to three weeks. One of my pa-
tients, seriously ill with typhoid fever, was nourished ex-
clusively by it for two v.ceks, and daily increased in
strength from its use, until firmly convalescent. The pre-
paration was digested and assimilated, although the pa-
tient had continuous fever, and loathing of all kinds of
food. Another of my patients subsisted exclusively for
nine days on the same article, when no other article could
be retained on his stomach. Many other of my patients
have been greatly benefitted by Mr. Valentine's prepara-


tion, and in no case lias it ever produced nausea, or the

slightest unpleasant or injurious effect.

I earnestly and candidly recommend it to the profession

and the public.

O. F. MANSON, M. D.,

Prof. Physiology and Pathology, Med. Col. of Va.

Richmond, Va., March 15th, 1872.

It affords me pleasure to bear testimony to the merits of
the valuable preparation known as "Valentine's Meat
Juice." It has met with encouragement from all profes-
sional men who have given it a trial.

It possesses all that the discoverer claims for it, and is,

in my opinion, superior to any other preparation of beef



I prescribe Valentine's Meat Juice daily, and like it
better than any preparation of the sort 1 have ever used.

New York, March 25th, 1872.

Baltimore, March 30, 1872.
Mann S. Valentine, Esq.,

Dear Sir : — I have deferred replying to your letter ac-
companying a package of your " Meat Juice," until I had
sufficient opportunity of testing its qualities.

I can now say that thus far I have found it eminently
satisfactory as regards nutrient properties, while in taste


and acceptableness to the stomach, it is decidedly superior
to any similar concentrated animal food that I have ever
tried. I consider it a most valuable addition to our hy-
gienic resources. Very respectfully,

S. C. CHEW, M. D.,

Prof. Materia Med. in University of Maryland.

St. Joseph's Hosp., Baltimore, Md.,Apr. 3, 1872.
M)-. Matin S. Valentine,

Sir: — After a trial of your " Meat Juice" at the Hospi-
tal, I beg leave to add my testimony to its value. The
difficulty that I have generally found in the administration
of these preparations is the disgust that patients express
after a few doses. This has been, in my hands, no ob-
jection to the use of your Meat Juice.

Respectfully, Yours, &c.,


Brooklyn City Hosp., Brooklyn, N. Y., Apr. 16, 1872.
J/r. Mann S. Valentine,

Dear Sir: — I have been using your "Meat Juice" on
different cases in this Hospital. It has more than an-
swered my expectations. I find that patients improve
rapidly in appetite and strength under its administration.
Of all the various preparations of Meat that I have met
with and used, I consider yours by far the most service-
able. I am, with much respect,

Your ob't servant,


Resident Surgeon-


Louisville, Ky., May 1st, 1872.
Mann S. Valentine, Richmond, Va.,

I have seen nothing in the way of Meat Juice compar-
able to yours. It is both more palatable and better borne
by the stomach than any other I have used, and it appears
to me to be all that could be desired.

President American Medical Association,

Salem, Roanoke Co,, Va., May nth, 1872.
Mann S. Valentine, Esq.,

Dear Sir: — Permit me to add my testimony in behalf
of your Preparation of Meat Juice, as a dietetic article, and
I may add, as an eutropic.

In diseases of enfeebled digestion, and where the vital
powers are low, attended with distressing nausea, it has
proved an invaluable remedy, I have found it eminently
serviceable in the nausea of females in ittero gestation —
especially in those obstinate cases that occasionally occur
in which there is great emaciation and a sinking predis-
position, I have been using it in my practice freely, and
in no case has it disappointed me.

Very Respectfully, &c,,


]j Charleston, S. C. Sept, nth, 1872.

j i Mr. M. S. Valentine,

\\ Dear Sir: — I have made quite an extensive trial of

[ I \o!:- "Meat Juice," during the past summer, particularly


in those protracted and exhausting diseases incident to in-
fancy and childhood, so familiar to our Southern Physi-
cians. The trial Ikis resulted in a preference for your
" Meat Juice" above all tlie Extracts which I have hith-
erto used. So far, it has fully come up to all that has
been claimed for it, and if its preparation is conducted
with the same care, and the purity of the materials mani-
tained as heretofore, 1 have no doubt its use will be greatly

Very Respectfully,

Your O'bt Servant,

Prof, of Gynecology and Clinical Obstetrics in the Medi-
cal ColleLre of the State of South Carolina.

Charleston, S. C. Sept. 20th, 1872.
lilcuiii S. Valenline, Esq.,

Dear Sir: — During the past summer I have had a full
opportunity of testing your "Preparation of Meat Juice,"
particularly amongst children suffering from diarrhoea,
from "teething." I find that as soon as they lose their
appetite, and commence to degenerate generally, your Pre-
paration administered is well retained and most often en-
joyed by the little sufferers. Tliey improve rapidly in
health and strength. Other preparations are not so easily
tolerated, on account of their unpleasant odor and taste.

I consider the contents of your little bottle most invalu-
able in all acute and wasting diseases.

Veiy Respectfully,

W. M. FITCH, M. D.


Charleston, S. C Sept. 26th, 1872,
Dear Sir: — Some lime ago I had the honor to receive
by Express specimens of your "Meat Juice," for trial. I
have not thus far acknowledged your kind communica-
tion, for the simple reason, that I neter certify to things
of which I know nothing.

I have in the meantime tested your " Preparation" fully
and cautiously, and the result of my experience has been,
that in all cases where support is demanded, whether in
the teething child, or the adult, worn down by disease,
your "Preparation" has, under my observation, proved far
more efficacious tlian all the farrago of farinaceous arti-
cles, and so-called extracts, which often do more harm
than good.

I am, Veiy Respectfully,

Your Ob't vServant,

Mann S. Va!e77ii7ie, Esq., Richmond, Va.

Cunard R. M. S. Parthia, Oct. 4th, 1872.
J/r. M. S. Valentine,

Dear Sir — In answer to yours, I have great pleasure in

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