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The good old days

Posted June 24, 2009

Once upon a time, you would smoke cigarettes for your asthma, give morphine to your teething child and use cocaine to soothe a toothache.  Check out this great collection of vintage medicine ads.


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  • Brian Shrader Jun 24, 2009

    LOL, thefensk!

  • thefensk Jun 24, 2009

    Great collection. We've been keeping the grandkids this summer, my wife needs some nervine!

  • thecatsmeow Jun 24, 2009

    I remember when my father used to give us a teaspoon of kerosene and sugar for colds. It tasted good. Better than Father John or castor oil.

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