A contemporary patent
medicine empire: Read selections
from Dr. R.V. Pierce's The People's Common Sense
Medical Adviser; or, Medicine Explained,
(1895, Buffalo, New York, from Pierce's own
press at his World's Dispensary Medical
(loss of semen without copulation, which usually
portrait of Pierce,
and his hospital.
See Dr. Grace Feder Thompson's
letter appealing for patients, Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, and Orange
Blossom medicine, Dr. E. C. Abbey's The Sexual System and Its
Derangements, which emphasises
masturbation, as does Dr. Pierce, and several small boxes of old
American patent medicine for women.
And, of course, the first Tampax AND - special
for you! - the American fax tampon,
from the early 1930s, which also came in bags.
See a Modess True or
False? ad in The American Girl magazine,
January 1947, and actress Carol
Lynley in "How Shall I Tell My Daughter"
booklet ad (1955) - Modess
. . . . because ads (many dates).
S. B. Hartman,
M.D. Lectures on Chronic Catarrh,
Booklet (selections), Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
Catarrh as the cause of many diseases
The cure: patent medicines Pe-ru-na (Peruna),
Man-a-lin (Manalin), La-cu-pi-a (Lacupia)
SarahAnne Hazlewood generously
donated the booklet to this museum.
P. 88. Systemic Catarrh or Nervousness.
needs to be weeded.
Wait! Those black puffs on the right
might be her hair! No wonder her mucous
membranes are inflamed!
But maybe she already had had too
much Pe-ru-na when she planted that
| [pp. 2-64 skipped] | 65 female
catarrh | 66 female
debility | 67 catarrh;
vulvitis; catching cold | 68 The
working woman; the society woman | 69 pruritis
vulvae | 70 catarrh
of bladder | 71 [illustration only] "Health
and Beauty are Inseparable" | 72 vaginitis;
leucorrhea (whites) | 73 bearing-down
pains | 74 heavy
skirts; a typical case of vaginal leucorrhea
| 75 endometritis
| 76 pe-ru-na
is harmless | 77 catarrhal
amenorrhea | 78 menorrhagia;
metorrhagia | 79 dysmenorrhea
| 80 [illustration only] "Perfect
Health Brings Beauty" | 81 salpingitis
| 82 barrenness
| 83 change
of life [menopause] | 84 catarrhal
congestion | 85 no
narcotics; constipation; your diet | 86 an
interesting case continued | 87 the
nerves and catarrh; hysteria | 88 nervous
prostration | 89 a
merchant's wife; a farmer's wife | 90
[illustration only] "The
Only Road to Beauty is Health" | 91 catarrh
continued | 92 clean
skin; massage baths | 93 facial
blemishes; mask for face and hands | 94 heredity
| 95 false
modesty | 96 health
and beauty | 97 epidemic
catarrh or la grippe [influenza, flu] 98 gentle
laxative; after effects of la grippe
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