medicine

Pink Pills: Stronger Than Death

A comment on the claim that Pink Pills cure everything

The Sultan's Kidney Disease

THe Sultan was suffering from a disease which would not be as serious today

A Look Into The History of Doan's Kidney Pills

An analysis of the progression of miracle pill advertisement throughout 1905, 1906, and 1907 as a means to make inferences about the overall progression of medicine and marketing of medicines

Medical Terminology as a means of analysis for the progression of medicine in Egypt and the British Empire

An analysis of the progression of miracle pill advertisement throughout 1905, 1906, and 1907 as a means to make inferences about the overall progression of medicine and marketing of medicines

Medicine Analysis Project

Many diseases that emerged in the 19th century included cholera, yellow fever, typhus, smallpox, and many more. However, it wasn’t until the late 19th century that weak medical practices became outdated. Before these breakthroughs there was only a basic understanding, which furthermore, commercialized the industry by selling medications with little to know regulation utilizing public fear and desperation. Many campaigns and ads sold the idea of “bad blood” being the cause as these medications were claimed to generate new blood and purify the body.

Tuberculosis and Medicine

Tuberculosis was a popular disease plaguing Egypt and Europe, however, science was limited and was still developing new methods of treatment a lot like TB in the medical field today.

Pretty in Pink

In the early 1900’s casualties were in abundance due to a lack of understanding of the human body. Disease and illness became an everyday battle for those who had been discharged as “incurable” with no hope for a healthy life. Marketing ploys done for many “patented” drugs, such as “Dr. William’s Pink Pills for Pale People”, fed on this vulnerability not knowing that many diseases did not even require medical intervention.

Pink Pills for Pale People

Dr. Williams wants you to try his Pink Pills for Pale People. What does it treat? Whatever you've got!

Miraculous Medicine

A woman who used a medicine as a last resort ended up being cured of her 3 year long illness! Mrs. Ida Caldwell swears by this cure, would you try it?

Just Boil Your Water

Why did Typhoid Fever last so long when Dr. Leigh Canney had given the army lectures and research on the importance of boiling water before drinking it?