YOUR remedies for menstrual period
pain and problems. See more remedies here.
A discussion of Pinkham letter testimonials,
and their authenticity, of the Pinkham company (in a discussion of a Pursettes
ad with a letter testimonial)
See two letters to MUM about the ingredients
of her Compound, and one about the lyrics of an English
pop song, Lily the Pink, about her.
Other amazing women: Nelli
Bly, Dr. Marie Stopes,
Dr. Grace Feder Thompson
Harry Finley created the images.
What did women do about menstruation
in the past?
MUSEUM OF MENSTRUATION AND WOMEN'S HEALTH
The Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., maker of medicine for headaches,
constipation, menopause, insomnia, depression, cancer, tumors, women's diseases,
flatulence, menstruation, fertility, douches, kidneys, etc. Advice about
"The Happy Baby" (U.S.A., 1920s-30s?)
Pamphlet for mothers. Advice about newborns, children, babies, breast
feeding, pets, food, sleep,
period pain, menopause, cramps, hemorrhoids, constipation, cod liver oil,
crying, doctors, douching,
The Lydia Pinkham Medicine Company published
many advice and other kinds of booklets promoting the company's medicine.
Artists well known at the time illustrated them and it's fascinating
to find Eleanor Campbell here, who made the
first drawings for the famous Dick and Jane
(and Spot) books for beginning readers. At least I THINK it's the same Ms.
Campbell. You judge.
I'm skipping most of the repetitive discussion of ads and other content
that you can find in other Pinkham booklets (here,
Below: Back and front covers of the 4 1/2
x 7" (11.4 x 17.6 cm) booklet.
Only these pages have two colors, black and blue.
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