Nov 20, 2012

Popular Home Remedies in the '40s for the Common Cold

 For past few days I've been fighting off a cold. It's kinda funny (ha ha) or kinda ironic that it's been about 10 days ago that I had a flu shot.... and now I've got aches and pains in my joints, a scratchy throat, my head aches, and just feel like I've been hit by a truck.

When I was a little girl (in the 50s) I remember getting a 'shot' of penicillin and having my chest rubbed with something in a tin called Mentholatum. (I wish I had some now!)

Here are a few common ads from the 40's pertaining to flu or cold products:


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