Many pharmacists also sold tobacco products and candy and the public soon came to see pharmacists more as sellers of chocolate sodas than health care professionals. There
is no evidence that James sold these items but a series of small ads in the “Tombstone Daily Prospector” showed that he made up prescriptions, sold salt having “the curative powers of the ocean” trusses, nasal injectors, salves and cures for catarrh, coughs, consumption, whooping cough, indigestion, constipation, liver complaints, diphtheria,
rheumatic syrup, “fancy thermometers, manicure sets and plasters as well as perfumes and ”holiday goods,” dressing cases, work boxes, and music rolls. Also he advertised that he supplied the county hospital with drugs.