remedies for menstrual period pain and
problems. See more remedies here.
of the letter testimonials, and their
authenticity, of the Pinkham company (in a
discussion of a Pursettes ad with a letter
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.
women: Nelli Bly, Dr. Marie Stopes, Dr. Grace
The Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.,
maker of medicine for headaches,
constipation, menopause, insomnia,
depression, cancer, tumors, women's
flatulence, menstruation, fertility,
douches, kidneys, etc.:
P.6. "You will
probably live through
it." Thanks, Mrs.
Pinkham, for the
picker-upper! Note "flushes"
in the first sentence.
People today usually say "flashes,"
I think is a mishearing of
the former that became
standard. Or is it because
listeners associated flush
Schlesinger Library, of the
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced
Study, part of Harvard
University, has probably
collection of material
about the Pinkham enterprise, the
records of the Lydia E. Pinkham
Part of the donation of
SarahAnne Hazelwood to this
museum, much of it patent medicine
and old medical equipment, was a
very interesting biography and
study of Mrs. Pinkham's business,
Complaints: Lydia Pinkham and
the Business of Women's Medicine,
by Sarah Stage.
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