A discussion of the 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.
YOUR remedies for menstrual period
pain and problems. See more remedies here.
See modern home remedies here.
The Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., maker of medicine for headaches,
constipation, insomnia, depression, cancer, tumors, women's diseases,
flatulence, menstruation, fertility, etc., U.S.A.:
Come into the Kitchen, booklet,
Below: P. 22. Apparently part of the charm
of health is wiggling your nose just as this
The writer casually uses doctor as an intransitive verb in the testimonial. It
must have been common at the time as it's also used in a later
Below: P. 23. According to Merriam-Webster
online, the first use of pandowdy was in 1804
but the origin is unknown.
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