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. 2-3. On the right-hand page
note the curious mixture of
medicine for people and livestock;
on almost every page. But rural
folk were probably the main
customers for Cardui and the
medicine was the same
(without the alcohol for animals).
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