Neatorama Posts Tagged "patent medicine"
The Victorians' Favorite Drug...

A couple hundred years ago, before aspirin and dru...  ...ame widely used throughout Victorian society as a medicine , and soon many writers, poets, and artists (along...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/03/The-Victorians-Favorite-Drug/
15 Curious Quack Remedies From the Age of Patent Medicine

The patent medicines of yesteryear contained some horrific ingredients...  ...oddity, and became part of the tonic offerings in patent medicine through manufacturers like the Bovinine Company i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/09/15/15-Curious-Quack-Remedies-From-the-Age-of-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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