Go to Cardui patent medicine booklet covers, testimonials, examination sheet
See Dr. Grace Feder Thompson's letter appealing for patients, and Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound patent medicine.
YOUR remedies for menstrual period pain and problems. See more remedies here.
See modern home remedies here.
Mrs. Pinkham material: Handwritten letter to a sick woman, Typed letter to a Canadian (1918), Ad from the Salt Lake Weekly Herald (1881) for Mrs. Pinkham, trade cards (flowers, girl with cat), post card of Stanford University, a bottle for Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, mending kit, booklet Stretching Your Dollar, bottles for her Blood Medicine and (just plain) Medicine, Home Talks, Private Text-Book Upon Ailments Peculiar to Women, Fruits and Candies booklet, and a modern bottle, box and instructions for her Tablets.
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.
Other amazing women: Nelli Bly, Dr. Marie Stopes, Dr. Grace Feder Thompson
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
homepage | MUM address & What does MUM mean? | e-mail the museum | privacy on this site | who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! | the art of menstruation | artists (non-menstrual) | asbestos | belts | bidets | founder bio | Bly, Nellie | MUM board | books: menstruation and menopause (and reviews) | cats | company booklets for girls (mostly) directory | contraception and religion | costumes | menstrual cups | cup usage | dispensers | douches, pain, sprays | essay directory | extraction | facts-of-life booklets for girls | famous women in menstrual hygiene ads | FAQ | founder/director biography | gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux | humor | huts | links | masturbation | media coverage of MUM | menarche booklets for girls and parents | miscellaneous | museum future | Norwegian menstruation exhibit | odor | olor | pad directory | patent medicine | poetry directory | products, current | puberty booklets for girls and parents | religion | Religión y menstruación | your remedies for menstrual discomfort | menstrual products safety | science | Seguridad de productos para la menstruación | shame | slapping, menstrual | sponges | synchrony | tampon directory | early tampons | teen ads directory | tour of the former museum (video) | underpants & panties directory | videos, films directory | Words and expressions about menstruation | Would you stop menstruating if you could? | What did women do about menstruation in the past? | washable pads
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

Orange Blossom medicine for "all female diseases": headaches, stomach illness, insomnia, depression, cancer, tumors, constipation, flatulence,
fertility, menstruation, hemorrhoids, etc., U.S.A., 19th-20th centuries

Orange Blossom was a cure-all medicine similar to Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and scores of other 19th and early century patent medicines offered in the U.S.A. See here for a discussion of Mrs. Pinkham and the medicine business.

Sending away for diagnoses, as requested on the cover, was popular. Click on Cardui and the other italicized links toward the top of this page for other companies making similar requests.

The vaginal suppositories below are probably a 20th-century offering of the company, later than the promotional booklet (1885). See more of this package and the box, suppositories and instructions.

See the promotional booklet, and the first Orange Blossom page.

SarahAnne Hazlewood generously donated this material to the museum.

See more of this package and the box, suppositories and instructions. Promotional booklet (1885)

See the booklet with the first Orange Blossom page.
Go to Cardui patent medicine booklet covers

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