Wednesday, 8 August 2007

19th century American patent medicines

A list of colourful concoctions advertised in Melbourne’s Lorngnette (28 August 1878), via The Vapour Trail

Dr Merritt’s Scientific Ozone Inhaler
Dr Wistan’s Balsam of Wild Cherry
Dr Pierce’s Purgative Pellets
Hagan’s Magnolia Balm
Ozone or Active Oxygen
Pond’s Extract
Glen’s Sulphur Soap
American Bay Rum
Patey’s Cold Cream
Laid’s Bloom of Youth.