for menstrual period pain and problems. See
more remedies here.
A discussion 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,
Other amazing women:
Nelli Bly, Dr.
Marie Stopes, Dr.
Grace Feder Thompson
The Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., maker
of medicine for headaches, stomach
illness, insomnia, depression, cancer,
tumors, women's diseases, flatulence,
menstruation, fertility, etc.:
Ad from 1881 in a
Salt Lake City newspaper
The ad below appeared in the
Salt Lake Weekly Herald, in Salt
Lake City, Utah (U.S.A.), on
December 8, 1881, only six years
after Mrs. Pinkham started her business
Her face exudes confidence, as
if she can cure illnesses
uncurable even today!
Don't the mottoes to the right
and left of her head seem modern?
And note that "woman" is singular
in both instances, making it
personal, not generic. It's just
Mrs. Pinkham and you!
I had to show you the Ferry's
Seeds ad, at bottom; isn't it
beautiful? The company still
the ad to make download
faster. In other words, both
parts belong together.
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.
See two letters to MUM about the
of her Compound, and one
about the lyrics of an English pop
Lily the Pink, about her.
women: Nelli Bly, Dr.
Dr. Grace Feder Thompson
See also the patent medicine
Dr. Grace Feder Thompson's
appealing for patients, Dr. Pierce's
medicines, and Orange
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