Dr. Bouchaud’s Flesh-Reducing Soap

"Will absorb all fatty tissues from any part of the body." I wonder if Dr. Bouchaud was related in any way to Dr. Anton Phibes?

From The Australian Home Journal, June 1926 [via Vintage Ads]
     Posted By: Alex - Wed Oct 29, 2014
     Category: Advertising | Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods | 1920s

Well, this OBVIOUSLY never mad it to America! Last seen Flo-Ridda was down by the East Coast.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/29/14 at 10:48 AM
Dr. Bouchaud’s Flesh-Reducing Soap...avoid contact with genitals.
Posted by Rocket J. Squirrel on 10/29/14 at 12:05 PM
I vaguely recall a weight-loss lotion in the 1960s that actually worked. Sort of. The manufacturer found some amphetamine-like substance which wasn't regulated. They couldn't sell it as pills, so they mixed it with DMSO so it'd be absorbed through the skin.

I have visions of jittery 400-pounders. They are not pleasant visions.
Posted by Phideaux on 10/29/14 at 01:57 PM
Sometimes I wish I didn't have such a well developed sense of ethics - I could be a rich man. Despised, but rich. 😊
Posted by KDP on 10/29/14 at 03:20 PM
Politically correct in the use of "Stout". Had a girlfriend years ago who asked me if she looked fat, and asked me to be honest. I said yes, because she was. End of relationship. You can never be right when asked for the truth on some questions. Never dated a stout lady after that.
Posted by Gator Guy on 10/29/14 at 06:56 PM
With sufficient acid in the soap, I can make your flesh melt away too.
Posted by RobK on 10/30/14 at 11:17 AM
When I was dating my wife ( second date ) she asked if her new red pants made her butt look fat. I said there are some questions a man should never answer.
Posted by charles1682 on 10/30/14 at 07:41 PM
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