Gray’s Special Medicine
The Great English Remedy. An unfailing cure for Seminal Weakness,
Spermatorrhea, Impotency, and all Diseases that follow as a sequence of self–abuse:
as Loss of Memory, Universal Lassitude, Pain in the Back, Dimness of Vision,
Premature Old Age, and many other diseases that lead to
Insanity of Consumption and a Premature Grave.
Full particulars in our pamphlet, which we desire to send free by mail to every one.
The Specific Medicine is sold by all druggists at $1 per package, or six packages for $5,
or will be sent free by mail on receipt of the money, by addressing
The Gray Medicine Co, Sold in Topeka.
[a variant of the below is still sold in Walgreens and CVS]
Lydia E. Pinkham’s
Is a Positive Cure
for all those Painful Complaints and Weakness
so common to our best female populations.
It will cure entirely the worst forms of Female Complaints, all ovarian troubles,
Inflammation and Ulceration, Falling and Displacements, and the consequent Spinal Weakness,
and is particularly adapted to the Change of Life
It will dissolve and expel tumors from the uterus in an early stage of development.
The tendency to cancerous humors is checked very speedily by its use.
It removes faintness, flatulency, destroys all craving for stimulants, and relieves
weakness of the stomach. It cures Bloating, Headaches, Nervous Prostration,
General Debility, Sleeplessness, Depression, and Indigestion.
That feeling of bearing down, causing pain, weight and backache,
is always permanently cured by its use.
It will at all times and under all circumstances act in harmony with the laws
that govern the female system. For the cure of Kidney Complaints
of either sex this Compound is unsurpassed.
[$1, six bottles for $5. Pills or lozenges. Mrs. Pinkham freely answers all letters of inquiry.
No family should be without Lydia T. Pinkham’s Liver Pills.
They cure constipation, billousness, and torpidity of the liver. 23 cents per box.
A Preventive for Chills, Fever and Ague.
a sure cure for
Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Liver Complaint,
Headache, Dizziness, Loss of Appetite,
Languor, Sour Stomach, etc.
Especially adapted for Kidney Disease
and all Female Weaknesses.
The Dandelion Tonic is principally composed
of fresh Dandelion Root, Juniper Berries,
Red Peruvian Bark, Prickly Ash Bark, Iron and
Alteratives; also an antacid, which will remove
all belching sensations that are produced from
Price, $1.00 per Bottle, or Six for $5.00
For Sale by all Druggists and Dealers in Medicines.
If your dealers do not keep it, sens direct to
the proprietors with money enclosed
Leis Chemical Manufacturing Co.
Aren't they fascinating? Clearly the first one is for teenaged boys. I'd like to see contemporary ads try this style on for a change, especially when discussing female weaknesses and how the tonic works in harmony with the laws of health.
So,uh, yeah. How about the weather around here! Daffodils starting to bloom already.Go figure.
That's quite the litany of female complaints. At least we don't have to worry about the consequences of self-abuse, though, right? (Unless that's the target of a completely different medicine?!)
Um... by the way, "regmedic" is my captcha for this. Ha!
Jeff--Rumors of daffies here, too, but 6-10" of snow tomorrow to cover them up. We need it!
Kim--Gosh, women have far more complaints than that. I tells ya. And nothing to do with self abuse.
Modern pharmaceuticals are of course quite different, proven, tested, no hollow claims. Have been told to stop taking a prescription drug against osteoporosis - after 5 years dutifully consuming it - can CAUSE freaky fractures and loss of bone in the jaw.
I'd be better off with Mrs Pinkham's Pink pills!
I rarely take modern drugs anymore...after seeing an acupuncturist who is also an MD, I have found herbal cures far exceed our pharmacy drugs...and no side effects...loved these..
Just came across your site and I love it. So enjoyable and informative. Enjoy your writing. Will come back often.
D--Proven and tested? Ha. We have no idea what we're putting into our bodies, and won't know for decades, then the lawsuits come. I'm always hesitant to tank anything.
D2--I've always wondered about acupuncture, but don't know about the needles. Creepy.
L--Yer welcome back anytime! I'll leave the tea out, but will lock my door. Just good sense, you know? :)
Lilly the Pink:
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