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).
"Standing Female Pelvic Organs"
for the Tampax Educational Department
Dr. Robert Dickinson, who wrote the
influential pro-tampon "Tampons as
Menstrual Guards" in the 1945
Journal of the American Medical
Association, created this chart for
the Tampax Education Department.
Dickinson was a well-known American
gynecologist who helped Tampax in many
According to "Small Wonder," the
company history, Tampax opened its first formal education department
in March, 1941, so this chart could
date to that time - or maybe earlier
for an informal department. In the
1940s (and before; see the bottom
of this page) Tampax was sending
"Tampax ladies" to schools and
colleges - even parochial schools - to
explain its tampon and promote sales.
They might have taken copies of this
chart with them.
Sales clerks explained the 1930s
Wix tampon using this chart.
A Dutchman kindly sent MUM this
The charts measure height 27.8
cm (about 10.9") x width 21.5 cm
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