Neatorama Posts Tagged "patent medicine"
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...

https://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...

https://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...

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