Dr. Pierce’s Medicines

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 12, 2018
     Category: Patent Medicines, Nostrums and Snake Oil | Nineteenth Century

Advertising on barn sides were the ancestors of the modern roadside billboards.

I just love the claims made for the properties of those old patent medicines. Especially the ones that could cure "catarrh" - now there's a word that you don't hear much today.
Posted by KDP on 07/12/18 at 11:44 AM
I have a soft spot in my heart (and perhaps my head) for the movie "Bell, Book and Candle" (1958). A sign outside a herbalist's shop says they have cures for all ailments, including: female trouble, male trouble, milk leg, hollow heels, whites, catarrh, and wobbles. The one that gets me is: thrumps. I've tried researching that several times over the years but can't find a definitive description. The closest I can come is it's either a heart ailment (named after the sound) or something pigs get.

Posted by Phideaux on 07/12/18 at 01:19 PM
First you wobble, then you thrump.
Posted by Dr. Fian on 07/14/18 at 12:37 PM
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