The Weird World of Medical advertising. Please do not follow the advise.

Mornidine advertisement, 1959.
Canadian Medical Association Journal, Vol. 81, No. 1, p. 59.

Now she can cook breakfast again
… when you prescribe new MORNIDINE (brand of pipamazine)
A new drug with specific effectiveness in nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, Mornidine eliminates the ordeal of morning sickness.
With its selective action on the vomiting center, or the medullary chemoreceptor “trigger zone,” Mornidine possesses the advantages of the phenothiazine drugs without unwanted tranquilizing activity.
Doses of 5 to 10 mg., repeated at intervals of six to eight hours, provide excellent relief all day. In patients who are unable to retain oral medication when first seen, Mornidine may be administered intramuscularly in doses of 5 mg. (1 cc.).
Mornidine is supplied as tablets of 5 mg. and as ampuls of 5 mg. (1 cc.).
G. D. Searle & Co. of Canada Ltd. 247 Queen St., E., Brampton, Ont.

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    Historical footnote:
    Pipamazine (Mornidine) was removed from the U.S. market in July 1969, following reports of liver toxicity.

Quaaludes were a sedative and hypnotic used as a sleeping aid between 1962 and 1985. They were, in a word (and in every sense of that word), volatile. Many of the helpless insomniacs and anxiety sufferers who took the drug to get a little shuteye ended up becoming manic, seizing, convulsing, vomiting, and sometimes even dying.

Or, they ended up addicted. Quaaludes are now considered a Schedule 1 drug (like heroin and LSD), but even before being approved by the FDA, research pointed to possible issues of dependence and abuse. By the 1970s, Quaaludes had become a wildly popular street drug. In 1982 alone, there were 2,764 reported emergency room visits as a result of Quaalude use.

Valium advertisement, 1970.
Hospital & Community Psychiatry, Vol. 21, No. 5.

35, single and psychoneurotic
The purser on her cruise ship took the last snapshot of Jan. You probably see many such Jans in your practice. The unmarrieds with low self-esteem. Jan never found a man to measure up to her father. Now she realizes she’s in a losing pattern — and that she may never marry. Valium (diazepam) can be a useful adjunct in the therapy of the tense, over anxious patient who has a neurotic sense of failure, guilt or loss. Over the years, Valium has proven its value in the relief of psychoneurotic states — anxiety, apprehension, agitation, alone or with depressive symptoms. Valium 10-mg tablets help relieve the emotional “storms” of psychoneurotic tension and the depressive symptoms that can go hand-in-hand with it. Valium 2-mg or 5-mg tablets, t.i.d. or q.i.d., are usually sufficient for milder tension and anxiety states. An h.s. dose added to the t.i.d. dosage often facilitates a good night’s rest.
VALIUM® (diazepam) for psychoneurotic states manifested by psychic tension and depressive symptoms
Indications: Tension and anxiety states; somatic complaints which are concomitants of emotional factors; psychoneurotic states manifested by tension, anxiety, apprehension, fatigue, depressive symptoms or agitation; acute agitation, tremor, delirium tremens and hallucinosis due to acute alcohol withdrawal; adjunctively in skeletal muscle spasm due to reflex spasm to local pathology, spasticity caused by upper motor neuron disorders, athetosis, stiff-man syndrome, convulsive disorders (not for sole therapy.)
Contraindications: Known hypersensitivity to the drug. Children under 6 months of age. Acute narrow angle glaucoma.
Side Effects: Drowsiness, confusion, diplopia, hypotension, changes in libido, nausea, fatigue, depression, dysarthria, jaundice, skin rash, ataxia, constipation, headache, incontinence, changes in salivation, slurred speech, tremor, vertigo, urinary retention, blurred vision. Paradoxical reactions such as acute hyperexcited states, anxiety, hallucinations, increased muscle spasticity, insomnia, rage, sleep disturbances, stimulation, have been reported; should these occur, discontinue drug. Isolated reports of neutropenia, jaundice; periodic blood counts and liver function tests advisable during long-term therapy.
Roche Laboratories ~ Division of Hoffmann LaRoche Inc. Nulley New Jersey 07110.

PTZ/Metrazol was used to provide convulsive therapy to treat schizophrenia and other psychiatric conditions. Originally, it was intended to be a circulatory and respiratory stimulant, but neurologist and psychiatrist Ladislas J. Meduna discovered that high doses caused convulsions, so he decided to treat schizophrenics with it.

As damning as that sounds for Meduna, convulsive therapy is actually an effective, last-resort psychiatric treatment still used today. PTZ/Metrazol has since been replaced by electric shocks as the preferred mechanism for convulsive therapy, a treatment that can effectively induce seizures to provide (often temporary) relief to people suffering from major depressive disorder, mania, and catatonia.

While convulsive therapy can be effective, PTZ/Metrazol was an overzealously convulsive drug. It was pulled off the market — after 48 years — for causing uncontrollable seizures, pulled muscles, and spine fractures in an estimated 42% of patients.

aldwin’s Nervous Pills, circa 1883

Cures nervousness, irritability of temper,
want of strength and energy,
fear, dread, neuralgia,
hysteria, disturbed sleep,
melancholy, insomnia,
and all nerve pains and diseases.

PRICE 1’1½d. & 2’9 PER BOX
POST FREE.

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http://www.bonkersinstitute.org/medicineshow.html

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Sex in Advertising

Lets not kid ourselves ,Sex Sells, even in this ‘woke’ era. It has always been like this and will continue to do so.

Sex attracts attention. Though it’s often a taboo subject, companies that use sex in their marketing often create effective and memorable campaigns. Brands such as Victoria’s Secret and GoDaddy have created ads that might not even talk about the product but simply gain viewers’ attention. In sales, gaining the attention of clients and potential buyers is often half the battle.

Many kinds of companies use sex in their advertisements. Some might use sexual imagery to display a product like lingerie or underwear; others might use it to discuss a medical product like prescription medication or condoms. But some companies use sex solely to gain viewers’ attention. For example, an advertisement for Carl’s Jr. created controversy when it featured Kate Upton seductively eating a cheeseburger. While many people were discussing how the ad had nothing to do with the quality of the cheeseburger, this approach gained quite a bit of publicity.

There is of course also a cultural difference around the globe. In some countries the imagery used might be more graphic then in other countries. For example the Dutch state lotto had an ad in the 90s showing a naked woman in the shower. When she turned on the shower the lotto balls fell down on her. Staying on the shower team. FA shower gel would use naked or topless women to sell their products in most European countries

Advertisers use a variety of methods to incorporate sex. For instance, Old Spice and Axe supposedly make men more desirable, according to their commercials.

In perfume ads, only the most attractive women use the perfume, insinuating that if you use that type of perfume, you will also be beautiful. Sex is used to sell magazines with only the “sexiest men alive” being featured. Sports Illustrated sells a yearly subscription to many users who want it only for the swimsuit edition.

The use of sex in advertising can be highly overt or extremely subtle and, on some level, subliminal. It ranges from relatively explicit displays of sexual acts and seductive behavior aimed at the viewer, to the use of double-meanings and underlying sexual references that are more subconscious. Sex in advertising relies on evolutionary processes and varies in effectiveness depending on the culture and gender of the receiver. The use of sex in advertising has been criticized for its tendency to objectify the female body and emphasize various stereotypes.

Gallup & Robinson, an advertising and marketing research firm, has reported that in more than 50 years of testing advertising effectiveness, it has found the use of the erotic to be a significantly above-average technique in communicating with the marketplace, “…although one of the more dangerous for the advertiser. Weighted down with taboos and volatile attitudes, sex is a Code Red advertising technique … handle with care … seller beware; all of which makes it even more intriguing.” This research has led to the popular idea that “sex sells”.

sources

https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/2649-sex-sells-more.html

That time we gave Cocaine to our kids for a sore throat and toothaches.

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How things have changed. Nowadays we wouldn’t dream of giving our children cocaine to treat sore throats or toothaches, Firstly because we know how devastating cocaine is and secondly we would be arrested,

But in days of yore it was perfectly acceptable to give you offspring and indeed yourself a ‘healthy’ dose of cocaine.

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Wash your hands.

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With the Covid 19 virus sweeping the world, you’d swear that washing your hands has become a new thing. How some media talk about it sounds sometimes like a new fashion trend.

People have been told to wash their hands long before Covid 19 made an appearance.Below are some examples of “Wash your hands” campaign from many years ago from different countries.

A Dutch campaign- “Paper is good but hand washing is better.”

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From the USSR  “Dirty hands mean trouble. In order to not get sick, be cultured: before eating, wash your hands with soap!”

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USA-“Wash your hands often”

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Wash your hands and stay safe.

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The bizarre and weird world of advertising.

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Advertising is important for every company. If done properly it is what generates sales, if it is done badly it can become costly.

I remember when I worked for Philips they had an ad campaign with the slogan “Lets make things better” no one realized that this implied that things were not great to srart of with. The ad campaign was swiftly stopped.

The following are just some examples of some of the most bizarre and weird ads posters of days gone bey. The poster at the start is of a blind Stevie Wonder advertsiing Atari computer games.

DIY double chin remover.

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Radioactive water

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Hair growing hat

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Good old fashioned orgy

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How you like them lemons

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Last but not least the all important Karate Action Jeans.

Chuck

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Sex Sells-Even in WWII,Part2

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Fear not, I haven’t turned my site into a porn site, not that there is anything wrong with that, but each to their own and that just isn’t me. But because we live in a PC world and so many people get so easily offended I felt compelled to start this blog with a warning.

If we are to believe science the average men thinks about sex every 7 seconds.

Put that in the  context  of WWII ,with testosterone bouncing left,right and center in men who haven’t seen their girlfriends,wives or any member of the opposite sex in weeks possibly months and longer , the notion of using Sex as a weapon and propaganda is extremely powerful, nt only for men serving but also for young boys who were of an age where they could sign up for the armed forces.

Life Magazine 1942 My Gal Sal Movie Ad Rita Hayworth WWII Pin Up Sexy Red-Head.

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Encouraging to but War Bonds

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Defense-industry worker Norma Jeane Dougherty, as shot by U.S. Army photographer David Conover for the June 26, 1945, issue of YANK magazine, the weekly news for U.S. military personnel. The photo was colorized for publication, and it is contended by some that this led to modeling and pinup work and, in 1946, a movie contract with 20th Century Fox where, eventually she acquiesced to the screen name Marilyn Monroe, mainly because of the phonic appeal of the “MM” alliteration.

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Some good old fashioned Sexism  from the US State department didn’t go astray either.

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Aside from the  obvious concerns of losing troops on the battlefields there was also a big fear of troops getting infected by venereal diseases like  Syphilis and Gonorrhea.

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A 1940’s US Navy recruitment poster.

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The weird world of advertising-Sex sells but sexism sells better Part 5

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In this PC world these ads would cause outrage and for most rightfully so, but I have to admit that the’dinosaur’ in me finds some of these quite amusing.

Ah the good old days.

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What can you say?

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Marlboro Cigarettes 1944

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What woman doesn’t want a toaster.

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This is one is even weird for my standards

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Breakfast for champions

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For the ambitious ladies

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The bizarre world of Advertising

 

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It is not often I am speechless but that is exactly what I was when I saw some of these advertisements and products from days of yore. You would not get away with it by today’ standards.

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Vintage newspaper ad for heroin

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Who doesn’t like a bit of cocaine on their candy.

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Stay fit and slim

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A great guide with some really sound advise

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Your pregnant, you stressed. Don’t worry have a smoke.

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The weird world of advertising-Sex sells but Sexism sells better, part 4

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In this PC world these ads will not be shown anymore and probably rightfully so. However you’d have to admire the humor in them.

For example the poster above .Every story of true love begins in the kitchen. Why wait to put your new wife to work until after she’s out of her wedding dress?

And be sure to lord over her as she bakes you a pie. Don’t want her screwing up.

She cares.

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Is your wife being moody and broody around the house? Not leaping to her feet at the opportunity to clean the kitchen? Probably vitamin deficiency.

If you’re worried you’re not cute enough, just get to work.

Kellogg’s has a very checkered, bizarre history. If you want a delightful hour’s read, look into the origins of cornflakes.

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What can you say?

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Do you still beat your wife?

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Keep her where she belongs, on the floor obviously

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The chef does everything

The chef does everything

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The weird world of advertising-Sex sells but Sexism sells better,part 3

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In this PC world these ads will not be shown anymore. Usually I don’t like Political Correctness, but in this case I am willing to make an exception, Thank goodness for that.

Just warning you, there is a possibility you will not sleep again after seeing these.

Size doesn’t matter

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Get that hairy chest and he-man appearance you have always wanted and admired with the gift of psychokenisis for only $10!

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Fat is folly

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Good luck with the dating

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Speed Glaze: Don’t Wax It – Mac’s it!

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Cleanliness is next to Godliness.

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The secret to looking cute

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vintage-budweiser-ad these old ads did not screw around they got to the point.
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 Worst lawyer ad ever
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