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,"
Chattanooga Medicine Company,
Complete booklet, 32 pages plus
Pp. 14-15. As my father lay
dying at home, a thunderstorm
knocked out the electricity and my
brother and I, visiting for
a few days, madly tried to figure
how to restart his oxygen
generator. Out of the darkness we
heard Pop, a gruff retired Army
colonel not demented, calmly say,
"I want my
mother"; she had died 30
years before. I can
appreciate the lyrics below, not
so Victorian after all.
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