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In this article, I evaluate late 19th century patent medicine on a local and global level. I attempt to explain the social, cultural, and economic mechanisms in place that would allow a heroin filled medicine bottle to go from its production factory in Lowell, Massachusetts to a little cabin 6000 ft. on the side of Hawaii's tallest Mountain. Over the summer of 2005, students from University of Hawaii at Hilo conducted a field excavation of a stone cabin associated with a Stone Corral Complex at Keanakolu. Among the artifacts found, there where the fragments of a late 19th-early 20th century bottle. The embossing on the ...
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 ...
Snake oil is no balm for America
in America. Whether sold by politicians as endless campaign promises, or by spammers tempting us with virility enhancers and other elixirs of life, we are all too familiar with snake oil and its salesmen. What America needs is a good, honest BALM . And I have just the thing—a little something for most anything that ails you—in our patent medicine collection at the National Museum of American History. Currently we have over 600 remedies available (for browsing only!) on our Web site Balm of America: Patent Medicine Collection . Here you will find humor (probably unintentional), snake oil salesmanship, and quackery, but ... market research, surveys and trends
Hazeltine Piso Pocket Book Almanacs : Guest Book
I'm trying to use this blog site as a guest book, since it came free with the site. Please click on "post a comment" to sign the guest book. Recipie/Ingredients I hope not. It's not a good idea. Piso's Cure was poisionous and caused many deaths, especially in children. One of the main ingredients was chloroform, which can cause death or permanent damage to your liver and kidneys. It can also cause burns if large amounts touch your skin. In tests with rats and mice that ate food or drank water with chloroform developed cancer of the liver and kidneys and had birth defects and defects in ... market research, surveys and trends


Hadacol: Information from
' radio show -- a fitting moniker for a group that offers boozy, rocked-up country occasionally augmented by smoldering Crazy Horse -like guitars. Brothers Fred and Greg Wickham, who grew up in a small town outside of Kansas City, started performing together in the early '90s, eventually adding bassist Richard Burgess and a succession of drummers to round out the group that would evolve into Hadacol. 1996 saw the stabilization of the lineup, with the addition of drummer Scottie McCuiston. The group recorded tracks for their debut album with producer Lou Whitney, and in 1998 changed their name from Big Iron to Hadacol ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Patent Medicine - The University of Toledo :
Patent medicine use in the United States dates back to the early days of the Republic, when drugs imported from Europe were sold by postmasters, goldsmiths, grocers, and tailors. Following the Revolution, promoters played on America's growing sense of nationalism to advance cures made from American flora. The use of patent medicines expanded during the Jacksonian era as Americans rebelled against traditional doctors and enthusiastically endorsed quackery. Increasing urbanization and industrialization fed the market for patent medicines as new drugs were needed to combat epidemics. But the phenomenal growth of patent ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
AmStem Announces Delay in Filing of Annual Statements
a leading provider of biotherapeutic and cosmetic stem cell products, stem cell collection and storage expertise and access to nanotechnology vital to stem cell research, announced today that filing of its annual financial statements for fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 with the Securities and Exchange Commission will be delayed. AmStem CFO Andrew Norstrud said, "KPMG completed an audit in compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). However the firm did not use U.S. Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). Our auditors have been in the process of reviewing the work papers and hoped we could ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Are you ready for surrealistic rock?
It's a consistently bizarre - as in, "are you serious?" - potion of minimalist music, morbid fascination, comic-book imagery, Southern spookiness and West Coast weirdness haunted by visions of a carnival freak show, Mad magazine, "B" horror movies and "Screamin' " Jay Hawkins records. Seriously. Let Goldfarb, a San Francisco cartoonist, one-man "surrealistic rock-and-roll band" and "patent-medicine purveyor" known as The Slow Poisoner, explain: "It's how, slowly - just like drinking a drop of undetected arsenic on a daily basis - I hope to make a small dent in ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Sales practices of patent medicine sellers in Nigeria
Generally, the collection rate of the questionnaires was high (83.6%). All the patent medicine dealers claimed that they were aware that certain drugs ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
collections.html - U.S. National Library of Medicine Collection ...
The National Library of Medicine is the world's largest and most comprehensive medical library, with rich collections in virtually every written language and from every country. The Library collects materials in all areas of biomedicine, health care and the history of medicine as well as works on biomedical aspects of the humanities, physical, social and life sciences. The Library's collection is constantly growing. At the end of FY 2003 the Library's collection numbered just under 7.5 million items. The collection of printed materials totaled approximately 2.5 million monographs, bound serial volumes, ... 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 ...
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Question: For David Sarokin: Quack Remedies
Hi David Could you please write a few words on Quack Remedies and 'Munyon's Homoeopathic Medicines' in particular, including the origins of the Quacks in the US; their exposure and the eventual controls. You will recall that Dr Crippen worked for Munyon's for a period and I am interested in the pre-1910 period (Crippen's era) in particular. However, there is no need to focus on Crippen specifically unless you turn up a real Lulu. Reportedly, all Munyon's remedies that were sold in the UK were prepared and packed in the US. Many thanks Bryan Comment by Researcher angy on Mon 11 May ...
What does "doctor good" mean? - Yahoo! Answers
Or I could be the only dancing gypsy who uses a triangle in her act. Ding! Learn to brew some moonshine on the side or what Cher called "Doctor Good". ... ---------------------------- I think he means liquor (illegally distilled whiskey) by "Doctor Good". Am I right? 4 years ago In the days of travelling fairs many fake medicines were sold with the promise that they could cure almost anything. They usually contained ingredients like camphor, menthol, eucalyptus, pepper and alcohol and were either designed for rubbing in or drinking. Often known as 'Snake Oil' ...