Neatorama Posts Tagged "patent medicine"
The Long, Strange History of Medicinal Turpentine...

While I was never obliged to drink turpentine as a...  ...'s safe to ingest, but it has a long history as a medicine .Viewed in context, it’s easier to understan...  ...easier to understand why doctors once used it as medicine . Pine tar, another related product, is still a us...  ...e tar, another related...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/03/28/The-Long-Strange-History-of-Medicinal-Turpentine/
When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis...

Medical cure-alls and scams are nothing new. The t...  ...ure-alls and scams are nothing new. The traveling medicine show was a popular way to advertise snake oil and...  ...opper bracelets, Laetrile, and other "alternative medicines ." There's a long tradition of getting rich by tak...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/15/When-Quackery-on-the-Radio-Was-a-Public-Health-Crisis/
What’s Kept the Society Against Quackery Going for 137 Years...

Neatorama has featured many articles about patent medicine , snake oil, quackery, and dangerous cure-alls fro...  ...hankful to be living in the present, where modern medicine is working miracles. In 1881, the Dutch society V...  ...!The VtdK formed around the same time that modern medic...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/21/Whats-Kept-the-Society-Against-Quackery-Going-for-137-Years/
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...

https://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...

https://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...

https://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...

https://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...

https://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...

https://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...

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/02/the-golden-age-of-quackery/




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