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This guide describes collections documenting the Civil War in the Lower Mississippi Valley, including the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas, in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC) at LSU. The guide includes not only materials from the war years (1861-1865) themselves, but also materials from later periods containing manuscript sources for Civil War history. Thus such sources as post-war reminiscences and records of veterans' groups--materials dealing with the war as memory and experience--will be found alongside soldiers' and civilians' letters, ...
of questionable effectiveness sold under a variety of names and labels. The term "patent medicine" is somewhat of a misnomer because, in most cases, although many of the products were trademarked , they were never patented (most avoided the patent process so as not to reveal products' often hazardous and questionable ingredients). Perhaps the only "patent medicine" ever to be patented was Castoria . In ancient times, such medicine was called nostrum remedium ("our remedy" in Latin ). The name patent medicine has become particularly associated with the sale of drug compounds in the nineteenth ...
The Business Method Patent Art Units - Patent Law Blog (Patently-O)
In prior posts, I noted that the USPTO is issuing patents at an all-time-high-rate.  This increase is perhaps most dramatic in the art units that examine applications classified by the USPTO as "business methods."  This post explores the history and the numbers. * * * * *  The USPTO patent examiner corps is organized into small technology-specific groups known as art units.  Each art unit has a manager that reports to a technology center director.  About twenty art units have been classified as generally dealing with “business method” patents. ( See list of art units ).  I’ll call these ... market research, surveys and trends
What Life Means To Me
I was born in the working-class. Early I discovered enthusiasm, ambition, and ideals; and to satisfy these became the problem of my child life. My environment was crude and rough and raw. I had no outlook, but an uplook rather. My place in society was at the bottom. Here life offered nothing but sordidness and wretchedness, both of the flesh and the spirit; for here flesh and spirit were alike starved and tormented. Above me towered the colossal edifice of society, and to my mind the only way out was up. Into this edifice I early resolved to climb. Up above, men wore black clothes and boiled shirts, things to eat and there was ... market research, surveys and trends


NOW. Science & Health. What's in the Medicine Cabinet? - History ...
It is hardly a secret that direct-to-consumer drug advertising is big business. In December 2004 THE NEW YORK TIMES reported that a recent study by advertising revenue tracker TNS Media Intelligence/CMR found that prescription medicine ads aired during ABC, CBS and NBC's nightly news accounted for nearly 29 percent, or $110 million, of all ad revenue from January through September of 2004. Vioxx's makers had spent $78 million on direct-to-consumer ads last year and other products have tallies just as high. Regulating the content of drug advertising is the task of the FDA's Office of Medical Policy Division of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Direct-To-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising: Trends, Impact ...
seeing a particular product advertised in print, and 61 percent of Southern consumers recalled .... This year alone, drug companies will spend more than a billion ... greatest income from advertising, and patent medicine advertisers ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Mansfield That Was: 1908 theaters drew folks downtown
Those must have been great days around 1908 and 1909 when you could get a good lunch for 15 cents, milk was selling for 7 cents a quart and sugar-cured hams were 13 cents a pound. Those food prices were offered by John Angle at his popular market over on South Park Street, not far from the Southern Hotel. We were reminded of those pleasant times by the discovery of a Memorial Opera House program for the 1908-09 season and present attempts to get the Old Madison Theater going again. The Madison stands on the site of the old Opera House which burned more than 50 years ago. The Opera House was a great place to see shows for nearly ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Bristol-Myers posts 6 percent drop in 2Q profit
TRENTON, N.J. -- Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said Thursday its second-quarter sales rose slightly but profit was down nearly 6 percent, due to the loss of income from its former nutrition business, spun off late last year. Bristol, which sells blockbuster blood thinner Plavix and Abilify for psychiatric disorders, managed to beat analysts' profit estimates by a penny per share. But its revenue just missed their expectations. The New York-based company confirmed profit forecasts issued a few months ago for 2010 and 2013 despite recent factors that are cutting into revenue. Bristol-Myers reported net income of $927 ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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ways of advertising a "patent medicine"—the direct and the indirect. The direct method consists in openly purchasing space in newspapers or on billboards to ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
'cheap "patent medicine" advertising and to read it quzired to ...
'cheap "patent medicine" advertising and to read it one would feel quite sure that the only thing in the world that could cure him of rheumatism or ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
NMAH | Object Groups
Patent medicines are named after the “letters patent” granted by the English crown. The first “letters patent” given to an inventor of a secret remedy was issued during the late 17th century. The patent granted the medicine maker a monopoly over his particular formula. The term “patent medicine” came to describe all pre-packaged medicines sold “over-the-counter” without a doctor’s prescription. In the United States very few preparations were ever actually patented. Many of the earliest English patent medicines, such as Turlington’s Balsam of Life, Bateman’s ...
Google Answers: Opium containing medicines
In the 19th and early 20th century, in the U.S., the use of non-prescription medicines, such as "soothing syrup" for infants, and cough medicines, containing opium was commonplace until the Federal government prohibited their sale. My question is: Did this practice cause widespread addiction, and if so, are there data to support that? It's good to hear from you, Monroe! Opiate-laden patent medicines of earlier times did indeed cause addiction. I've gathered some interesting info for you. "Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thomas de Quincy were notorious for their opium dreams, but who would have thought that ...
Have you ever had a NyQuil hangover? - Yahoo! Answers
I have a little head cold so I have been taking half a dose of NyQuil which is 15ml, since I'm little and I can't handle more than that. So for the past two days, every night I have been getting to bed with the endless coughing and stuffy/sneezy nose. So I take my lovely dose of NyQuil and I start to feel almost instant relief and then turned off my television and made it as dark and quiet as possible and fall right to sleep. I love that. I stay asleep for about four or five hours, usually I wake up so I can use the rest room, and when I do wake up, I feel so terrible. My eyes are droopy, my head is pounding ...