Hinkle Tablets

In 1915, this nostrum contained a nice little dose of strychnine. One assumes that by the time of the 1956 advert, they had eliminated that ingredient.

Original letter here.

Original ad here (page 13).

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 16, 2017
     Category: Death | Advertising | Patent Medicines, Nostrums and Snake Oil | 1910s | 1950s

Sounds like just the thing to get you moving!
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 01/16/17 at 01:48 PM
Plus "Ext. Stramonium". Charming.
Posted by Richard Bos in The Netherlands on 01/16/17 at 02:29 PM
Even when I was a kid, people gave their babies Paregoric which was loaded with opium. It quieted the kid down, all right. I think it is still available via prescription.
I grew up in rural Arkansas and remember the buzz about Hadacol. A tonic with 12 percent alcohol. It was reported that some pharmacies sold it by the shot glass. It was popular in the Southern US dry areas.
Patent medicines killed people all the time.
Posted by Old Texan in Texas on 01/20/17 at 08:42 AM
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