From the Sears catalog...

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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by Kitty » Mon May 29, 2017 4:09 pm

Thanks for clearing that up! I have been still thinking about that since I said it.
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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by donnie » Mon May 29, 2017 4:47 pm

Of course, since this is a condition that is associated with pregnancy, that brings up the chilling realization that women who were expecting were apparently being urged to use arsenic wafers. :o :(

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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by donnie » Mon May 29, 2017 4:57 pm

Pills for women and men. Quite a list of conditions cured, isn't it? (Open image in new tab to increase size.)
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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by Kitty » Mon May 29, 2017 6:08 pm

donnie wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 4:47 pm
Of course, since this is a condition that is associated with pregnancy, that brings up the chilling realization that women who were expecting were apparently being urged to use arsenic wafers. :o :(
True!! I haven't​ thought of that.
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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by Kitty » Mon May 29, 2017 6:20 pm

donnie wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 4:57 pm
Pills for women and men. Quite a list of conditions cured, isn't it? (Open image in new tab to increase size.)
It's interesting that in the women's side it says (in the midst of telling you all the things it will cure)it says this is not a cure all. On the men's side, it mentions to beware of quack doctors, which is fancy words for this treatment is not fake. (Which it most certainly was. I think the makers knew that.)
$3.00 would have been a lot of money back then.
Also, these diseases that it cures are curiously specific. :lol:
Early decay?! What the heck?
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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by donnie » Mon May 29, 2017 7:08 pm

Kitty wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 6:20 pm
Early decay?! What the heck?
That does sound oddly vague. I think a lot of these "illnesses" are euphemisms for varying types of sexual disfunction. I'm not sure about that one, but obviously some are in the men's pills. I guess customers would catch on to what was meant.

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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by dachshundonstilts » Tue May 30, 2017 5:36 am

"Sense of goneness"! Man, that's like real gone.

Once I toured the Yuengling brewery in Pennsylvania and the guide mentioned that at the turn of the last century doctors used to recommend their porter as a source of nutrition for pregnant women. Yup, beer.

I used to know a woman who was a chemical engineer (should certainly know better, right?) and yet swore by homeopathy. I'll never understand that. Guess chemical doesn't translate into biological.
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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by donnie » Tue May 30, 2017 8:04 am

dachshundonstilts wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 5:36 am
Once I toured the Yuengling brewery in Pennsylvania and the guide mentioned that at the turn of the last century doctors used to recommend their porter as a source of nutrition for pregnant women. Yup, beer.
I'm not surprised. Here is another page from the 1902 Sears advertising a malt and hops concoction. Among the people it's recommended for are pregnant women—and babies. :roll:
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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by Kitty » Tue May 30, 2017 9:19 am

Cake will do much the same thing. :lol:
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Re: From the Sears catalog...

Post by donnie » Tue May 30, 2017 2:13 pm

Yes, and more cheaply! But there aren't a whole lot of people around today with this need. :? :)

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