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 sanitary napkins, perfume,
brooches, medicine for headaches,
constipation, menopause, insomnia, depression, cancer, tumors, women's diseases,
flatulence, menstruation, fertility, douches, kidneys, mouth wash, liniment,
"Landmarks of New England" (U.S.A.,
Pamphlet for tourists. Guide to Boston, Provincetown, colleges, Pilgrims,
Salem, witches, Lynn, etc.
Below: Inside front cover & p. 1 (title)
TheFreeDictionary.com says sanative means
Having the power to cure; healing or restorative.
Today the medical profession does not recommend routine
douching since it flushes away or destroys bacteria necessary to the
See an Australian
douche ad (ca. 1900) - Fresca douche powder (U.S.A.)
(date ?) - Kotique douche liquid ad, 1974 (U.S.A.)
- Liasan (1) genital wash ad, 1980s (Germany)
- Liasan (2) genital wash ad, 1980s (Germany)
- Lysol douche liquid ad, 1928 (U.S.A.) - Lysol douche liquid ad, 1948 (U.S.A.) - Marvel
douche liquid ad, 1928 (U.S.A.) - Midol menstrual
pain pill ad, 1938 (U.S.A.) - Midol booklet (selections),
1959 (U.S.A.) - Mum deodorant cream ad, 1926 (U.S.A.)
- Myzone menstrual pain pills ad, 1952 (Australia)
- Pristeen genital spray ad, 1969 (U.S.A.) -
Spalt pain tablets, 1936 (Germany) - Sterizol douche liquid ad, 1926 (U.S.A.) - Zonite
douche liquid ad, 1928 (U.S.A.) - the Odor page
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