Munyon’s Homeopathic Cures

Once, these remedies were state-of-the-art.

More photos here.

His Wikipedia page.

Although Munyon appears to be clutching a cigar in his upraised hand, that is indeed supposed to be his signature gesture of upraised index finger.

Original ad here.

Certificate here.
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 13, 2017
     Category: Forgotten Figures and Where Are They Now? | Patent Medicines, Nostrums and Snake Oil | 1900s

In the picture atop the box, it looks like Mr. Munyon is pouring some elixir into a hole in the side of his head.
Posted by Virtual on 06/13/17 at 05:45 PM
Grandma Bragg was a believer in homeopathy and patent medicines. She had a medicine cabinet stocked with weird nostrums and potions probably made in the 1920's to 1940's. As a child I didn't understand what was involved until I searched for the definition. I credit Grandma for putting me on the path to critical thinking and not taking things at face value.
Posted by KDP on 06/15/17 at 08:04 AM
Amazingly there is still a huge market for this bunk. Look up "Harmonized Water" for an example.

The one that worries me in the newspaper article is the constipation cure... it says it works in only TWO MINUTES!!! It seems to cause an extreme reaction in the human body, and that quick of a reaction isn't usually good for the body.

Some of these may have actually been valid. Some "nostrums" were found to truly work, were relabeled "drugs" and regulated.
Posted by Kyle Morgan on 06/20/17 at 08:36 AM
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