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. 32. I'm not sure in what sense
humor is meant. The four humors as constituents
of the body's fluids was a popular medical theory for centuries but this
seems to be a negative usage only and might be - probably is - a
then-current popular usage.
The basic meaning going back to Latin was moisture.
Note alternative tonic (on the label), alternative
used in the sense it's used today: as opposed to main-stream medicine.
Below: Inside back cover. This marketing
survey shows that such a thing is not recent and that this company's
careful attention probably contributed to its enormous
The mat is carefully tuned to the booklet's theme.
See excerpts from one edition of Lydia E. Pinkham's Text Book (toward
the bottom of the page).
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