See Dr. Grace
letter appealing for patients, and Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound patent medicine.
YOUR remedies for
menstrual period pain and problems. See more
A discussion of the
letter testimonials, and their
authenticity, of the Pinkham company (in a
discussion of a Pursettes ad with a letter
See two letters to MUM about the ingredients of her
Compound, and one about the lyrics of an
English pop song, Lily the Pink, about
Other amazing women:
Nelli Bly, Dr.
Marie Stopes, Dr.
Grace Feder Thompson
medicine for "all female diseases":
headaches, stomach illness, insomnia,
depression, cancer, tumors, constipation,
fertility, menstruation, hemorrhoids, etc.,
U.S.A., 19th-20th centuries
Blossom was a cure-all
medicine similar to Lydia Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound and scores of
other 19th and early century patent
medicines offered in the U.S.A. See
a discussion of Mrs. Pinkham and the
Sending away for diagnoses, as
requested on the cover, was popular.
Click on Cardui
and the other italicized
toward the top of this page
for other companies making similar
The vaginal suppositories below
are probably a 20th-century offering
of the company, later than the promotional
booklet (1885). See more of
and the box,
suppositories and instructions.
SarahAnne Hazlewood generously
donated this material to the
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