Sunday, June 12, 2005
Old-Time Drug Advertising
From Cut to Cure comes this link to a whole bunch of 1940s-1960s drug ads from old medical journals (as a reminder, pharmaceutical companies weren't allowed to advertise to the lay public until just a few years ago). They're hilarious, a little bit scary and very un-PC. My favorites include "Mabel is unstable" and the Thorazine ad ("for the agitated, belligerent senile"). Gee, that would encompass about 85 percent of my geriatric patients...