Dr. Grace Feder Thompson's
letter appealing for patients; Dr. Pierce's
medical empire; Lydia
E. Pinkham's fabulously successful
vegetable compound & trinkets &
publications; Dr. E. C. Abbey's The Sexual System and
Its Derangements (1882); Dr. Young's rectal
Blossom medicine; ad for Ergoapiol (1904),
an abortion substance; and Lysol douche liquid
ad, 1948 (U.S.A.)
menstrual period pain and problems. See
more remedies here.
Century Song Book"
(menstrual, kidney &
liver problems, constipation
& bowels, tiredness,
indigestion, colic, colds,
chills, fever, childbirth,
leuchorrhea, dizziness, pain,
headache, "female weakness,"
animals, hog, stock, poultry,
Chattanooga Medicine Company,
Complete booklet, 32 pages plus
Pp. 28-29. Right-hand
page: see here for Rebecca Lodge.
"Wine of Cardui was discovered [!]
by a Presbyterian clergyman . . .
. It is a purely vegetable
extract, with no intoxicating
qualities [!] . . . . It
is especially recommended for girls just
developing into womanhood.
[!!!]" It seems unlikely
that Wine of Cardui - what does
"wine" mean? - was not
intoxicating when Cardui itself
was 38 proof; wine today is
28 proof at most. Cardui packed a
punch. Maybe Wine of Cardui was a
less potent version.
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