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In the 1920s chlorine gas was marketed as a treatment for cold, flu, whooping cough, etc. The patient would break open the Kil-a-cold chlorine "bomb" in a closed room. The 0.35g of chlorine gas would permeate the air the patient was breathing. Ads said their cold symptoms would disappear within an hour. Chlorine gas is toxic at high doses and had been used by the Germans in WWI before this treatment was marketed.

In the 1920s chlorine gas was marketed as a treatment for cold, flu, whooping cough, etc. The patient would break open the Kil-a-cold chlorine "bomb" in a closed room. The 0.35g of chlorine gas would permeate the air the patient was breathing. Ads said their cold symptoms would disappear within an hour. Chlorine gas is toxic at high doses and had been used by the Germans in WWI before this treatment was marketed.

Paper items having illustrations that were drawn by hand before being printed, businesses from 1850-1920 used their receipts to advertise their products.

Paper items having illustrations that were drawn by hand before being printed, businesses from 1850-1920 used their receipts to advertise their products.

Early 1800s Medical Old Medicine Porcelain Opium Jar Pharmacy Apothecary. I absolutely love Antique apothecary items. Rare and beautiful

Early 1800s Medical Old Medicine Porcelain Opium Jar Pharmacy Apothecary. I absolutely love Antique apothecary items. Rare and beautiful

Traité complet d'anatomie de l'homme (1866-1871), 2nd ed. by Bourgery, Bernard, and Jacob  This instrument (used prior to the discovery of anesthesia), initially caught the stone with a claw, drilled it to smaller pieces, and then removed the smaller fragments by the same claw

Traité complet d'anatomie de l'homme (1866-1871), 2nd ed. by Bourgery, Bernard, and Jacob This instrument (used prior to the discovery of anesthesia), initially caught the stone with a claw, drilled it to smaller pieces, and then removed the smaller fragments by the same claw

Also called ‘tincture of opium’, laudanum was used primarily as a sedative and painkiller. Girls as young as fourteen were prescribed laudanum. Even infants were spoon fed laudanum. Physicians cited its benefits as not only helping to calm nerves and quiet the disposition, it was prescribed as an aid for childbirth, menstruation and menopause. If one was not careful, taken in large doses, it caused unconsciousness. Many women, particularly prostitutes, used laudanum to commit suicid

Also called ‘tincture of opium’, laudanum was used primarily as a sedative and painkiller. Girls as young as fourteen were prescribed laudanum. Even infants were spoon fed laudanum. Physicians cited its benefits as not only helping to calm nerves and quiet the disposition, it was prescribed as an aid for childbirth, menstruation and menopause. If one was not careful, taken in large doses, it caused unconsciousness. Many women, particularly prostitutes, used laudanum to commit suicid