for menstrual period pain and problems. See more
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, about
Other amazing women:
Nelli Bly, Dr. Marie
Stopes, Dr. Grace
The Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.,
maker of medicine for headaches,
stomach illness, insomnia, depression, cancer,
tumors, women's diseases,
flatulence, menstruation, fertility, etc.:
"Home Talks" pamphlet
The Pinkham company published many
items, including the mix of recipes,
meat prices, remedies and testimonials
in this booklet from around 1915.
I've enlarged part of the cover to
show what I take to be the wise Mrs. Pinkham
(although it doesn't look like her)
about Mrs. Pinkham.
SarahAnne Hazlewood generously
donated the book to this museum.
Schlesinger Library, of the
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced
Study, part of Harvard University,
has probably the largest collection
of material about the Pinkham
enterprise, the records of the Lydia
E. Pinkham Medicine Company.
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
Complaints: Lydia Pinkham and the
Business of Women's Medicine,
by Sarah Stage.
See two letters to MUM about the ingredients of
her Compound, and one about the
lyrics of an English
Lily the Pink, about her.
women: Nelli Bly, Dr.
Dr. Grace Feder Thompson
See also the patent
medicine Cardui, Dr.
Grace Feder Thompson's
letter appealing for patients, Dr. Pierce's
medicines, and Orange
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