From Turlington’s Balsam to Hadacol: The Medicines in Their Bottles

From Turlington’s Balsam to Hadacol: The Medicines in Their Bottles

Author: James Harvey Young
Publisher: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
Year Published: 1983, 2010
Slides: 31
Price: $20.00 ($12.00 for members)

Summary: A history of patent medicines in America from colonial days to present.

Abstract: Here is a rapid romp through the history of patent medicines in American from colonial days through the mid-twentieth century. The focus is not only on the bottles as such, but also on their contents, pharmaceutically and especially psychologically. This interpretation is drawn from two books by James Harvey Young, The Toadstool Millionaires and The Medical Messiahs.

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