Neatorama Posts Tagged "patent medicine"
One Night Cough Syrup...

Back in the day, medicine didn't fool around, not even for a cough. This pi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/23/One-Night-Cough-Syrup/
A Spoonful of Sugar...

Meg Favreau came into possession of a vintage recipe booklet that was actually an advertising scheme for Lydia E Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound. Sprinkled among the candy recipes were graphic -and sometimes terrifyin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/07/A-Spoonful-of-Sugar/
The Strange Fate of Eben Byers...

The following is an article from Uncle John's Full...  ...sician in Pittsburgh suggested he try Radithor, a patent medicine (which consisted of little more than the element...  ...In an article in The American Journal of Clinical Medicine , Dr. C. G. Davis claimed that "radioactivity prev...  ...illiam Bailey al...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/18/The-Strange-Fate-of-Eben-Byers/
8 Cures That Did More Harm Than Good...

Once upon a time, and not all that long ago, the medicine you took had more to do with advertising and wish...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/13/8-Cures-That-Did-More-Harm-Than-Good/
The Golden Age of Quackery...

The following is an article from the book Uncle Jo...  ...fore Mom got a little mass-produced help from the medicine men. Doctor Chilton offered a guaranteed "Fev...  ...me for bowel loosener. One of the most successful medicine men was Doctor Ayer, who used saturation newspape...  ...rothers became milliona...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/the-golden-age-of-quackery/
How Snake Oil Got a Bad Rap...

We use the term "snake oil" for anything promoted...  ...ed as a cure-all that doesn't work, whether it is medicine or political policy. But back in the 1860s, Chine...  ...1989 analysis published in the Western Journal of Medicine , Chinese water-snake oil contains 20 percent eico...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/21/how-snake-oil-got-a-bad-rap/
10 Headache Medicines of Yore to Avoid

Got a headache? Well, nowadays you pop an ibuprofe...  ...published a story that outlined the dangers of 10 patent medicines for headaches:THERE are ten drugs often contained...  ...headaches:THERE are ten drugs often contained in patent headache medicines which are so dangerou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/15/10-headache-medicines-of-yore-to-avoid/
Mark Twain Pwns Snake Oil Salesman...

I'm a little late in posting this, but it's too aw...  ...s a copy of a 1905 letter sent by Mark Twain to a patent medicine salesman who tried to sell bogus medicine . Twain was furious to have received the pitch as...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/03/mark-twain-pwns-snake-oil-salesman/
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