Patent Medicine


by: jimfarris
Click and login to follow "Jim Farris (Xaa)" new uploads

Jim Farris (Xaa) »

Gallery | More Poser | Back
Added 8 years ago

A bottle of "Mullen's Liniment", a Patent Medicine from about WWI. Patent Medicines were extremely popular in the 19th century through into the early …

more »

Keywords: victorian, edwardian, patent, medicine, steampunk, old, west, cowboy
Format: Poser (.pp2)
Usage Rights: Commercial & Personal Use
Categories: Props
log in to rate

Raters : 10
Views: 1,875
Downloaded: 438

Feedback & Discuss Post a Comment
Jim Farris (Xaa) (5 years ago)Inappropriate?
Or, to put it another way: The situation back then was that you had a kind of "Traditional Medicine" belief that if you felt better, well, you must BE better. Thus, a lot of these patent medicines had large doses of opiates and other pain-numbing drugs that didn't actually cure anything, and got you addicted to taking the medicine on a daily basis. It wasn't so much a more …
Jim Farris (Xaa) (5 years ago)Inappropriate?
No, I'm afraid not. Medicines like this one fell out of use because the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 required they put what was in it on the label. These medicines didn't actually cure anything, they only covered up the symptoms of illness, and they were highly addictive. Public education at the time as to the real effects of opium and chloroform made it clear that these medicines more …
TheCastellan (5 years ago)Inappropriate?
FDA probably banned it because it probably actually worked, as opposed to the chemical poisons they allow, now.
GrouchoCaesar (5 years ago)Inappropriate?
Thank you. >hic!
chucknepo (6 years ago)Inappropriate?
Thanks, bro. They should market this again today. I can just see it now. Arr! Screw the prozac, gimme the damn liniment! LOL A 10 , 5 for the prop and 6 for the history. ;-D
Archeopterix (7 years ago)Inappropriate?
Fascinating prop and history lesson there. I love your models, and I also love the colorful language you use in your descriptions. You've found a very interesting niche to fill with these things.
Mig (8 years ago)Inappropriate?
Unique and useful as always. Thanks. Cheers...

© 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us
ShareCG™ is a trademark of Internet Business Systems, Inc.

Report a Bug      Report Abuse      Make a Suggestion      About      Privacy Policy      Contact Us      User Agreement      Advertise