A discussion of the letter testimonials,
and their authenticity, of the Pinkham company (in a discussion of a Pursettes
ad with a letter testimonial)
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 her.
YOUR remedies for menstrual period
pain and problems. See more remedies here.
See modern home remedies here.
The Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., maker of medicine for headaches,
constipation, insomnia, depression, cancer, tumors, women's diseases,
flatulence, menstruation, fertility, etc., U.S.A.:
Come into the Kitchen, booklet,
Below: P. 6. "[T]he
Change," last line of first testimonial, means menopause.
The considerable amount of alcohol in each bottle eased every phase of life;
read objections to my emphasis on alcohol as
the main effective ingredient of the Pinkham
Compare these stories with those in a booklet from about a generation earlier, which lacked detailed addresses but
are as fascinating. Alcohol in a form allowed to polite
ladies seemed to be a selling point.
Below: P. 7. I couldn't track down what
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