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Ten Drugs to Avoid in Medicines (Jun, 1932)

Ten Drugs to Avoid in Medicines

THERE are ten drugs often contained in patent headache medicines which are so dangerous that every purchaser should look carefully for them on the label before buying or using the remedy.

Three are opiates, including opium, morphine and heroin. All three may cause the drug habit and should only be used under direct supervision of a competent physician. Three more habit-forming drugs are cocaine, and the similar drugs, alpha eucaine and beta eucaine.

Chloroform, the anesthetic, cannabis indica or Indian hemp, an oriental drug, chloral hydrate, used in the infamous “knock-out drops”, and acetanild, which has a powerful depressant action on the heart and blood circulation, complete the list.

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Poor Kids More Immune to Germs (Nov, 1932)

Sounds like an early version of the hygiene hypothesis

Poor Kids More Immune to Germs

SURPRISING facts about the numbers of Canadian school children who get germ diseases such as measles and scarlet fever were reported to the Canadian Public Health Associations. Contrary to what might have been expected, children from the better districts of the city, a survey disclosed, were found to have had more cases of the germ diseases classed as communicable than children from poorer neighborhoods

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Bacteria-Killing Tube Sterilises Air (Sep, 1936)

What do we think this is? My guess would be a UV lamp.

Bacteria-Killing Tube Sterilises Air

THROUGH the magic of a gas filled tube that emits invisible germicidal rays when an electric current is passed through it, scientists hope to save us billions of dollars on our annual meat and bread bill.

Dr. Robert F. James and Dr. Harvey C. Rentschler developed the tube in the research laboratories of the Westinghouse Lamp Co., after years of experimenting. The tube consists of a slender glass tube containing a special gas. When electricity passes through the gas it emits rays that will kill the microorganisms associated with food spoilage in packing plants and warehouses.

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Radium Medicine Is Condemned (Jan, 1933)

Radium Medicine Is Condemned

AN AUTHORITATIVE statement of the probable uselessness and even more probable dangers of drinking radioactive waters or taking other medicines supposed to contain radium has been issued by the American Medical Association. Evidence of helpfulness of water is not available.

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WHAT IS YOUR SEX QUOTIENT (Jan, 1964)

Some of these questions are really bizzare. Why would one assume that a fear of peeing in public means you’re gay? And what’s with #3?

“It is possible for a woman to enjoy satisfactory sex relations after surgical removal of her clitoris.”

How is that at all helpful? It’s possible for you to have half your brain removed and have no real impairments. It’s just not terribly likely.

WHAT IS YOUR SEX QUOTIENT

BY taking this test, you can measure your sex knowledge. Check whether the answer to each statement should be True or False. Compare your answers with the correct answers below. Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer and add the results. Your final score is your S.Q.

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OUR AMAZING NEW MEMORY PILL (Jul, 1966)

OUR AMAZING NEW MEMORY PILL

BY LESTER DAVID

YOU’RE a businessman with a rough problem to analyze but your brain is fagged and answers don’t come. You slide open your desk drawer, reach for the buff-colored pills, gulp one. The scrambled wits reassemble themselves like magic and soon you’re sharp as a tack again.

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Cancer Treated With Stale Butter (Jul, 1933)

Cancer Treated With Stale Butter

RANCID butter, or rather the chemical called butyric acid which bacteria form in fresh butter, is the newest cancer treatment reported in England by a famous surgeon.

The acid of rancid butter is not to be eaten or injected but is applied directly to the cancerous growth.

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Ceiling Movies ROUT Fears of Patient (Jul, 1935)

Ceiling Movies ROUT Fears of Patient

A BOSTON dentist has discovered a new sort of “anesthetic,” in the form of motion pictures, which he claims is so effective that patients refuse to leave the chair at the conclusion of their dental work.

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VIOLET-RAY LAMP PROBES NOSE TO CURE HAY FEVER (Nov, 1931)

VIOLET-RAY LAMP PROBES NOSE TO CURE HAY FEVER

SUNBURNED backs, as all know, may now be had from a “health lamp”; but here we have a mercury-vapor lamp in a quartz rod, small enough to pass up the nose and sunburn its inside. Four out of five cases of “hay fever” are cured.

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Catching Cold for Science (May, 1938)

Catching Cold for Science

TO revolutionize present heating and air-conditioning methods, scientists are studying body heat radiation, methods of heat loss and skin sensitivity.

The photo below shows a human guinea pig, his feet in “ankle boxes,” where drafts of various temperatures, humidity and velocity, are played. Skin temperatures are recorded to determine just how much an individual can “take.”

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