Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Dr. Wesley C. Norwood

Marker ID: SCHM 24-12
Location: about 0.6 mile NW of Cokesbury on US 25
County: Greenwood
Style: Free Standing **


Dr. Wesley C. Norwood (1806-1884), whose home was located near here, raised a storm of medical controversy in the 1850s by promoting the use of "Norwood´s Tincture" as a cure for pneumonia, yellow fever, and a wide variety of other diseases. The medicine, derived from the poisonous´ plant veratrum viride, was a familiar sight in pharmacies until ca.1890.

Erected by Greenwood County Historical Society - 1985