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The Resource The toadstool millionaires : a social history of patent medicines in America before Federal regulation

The toadstool millionaires : a social history of patent medicines in America before Federal regulation

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The toadstool millionaires : a social history of patent medicines in America before Federal regulation
Title
The toadstool millionaires
Title remainder
a social history of patent medicines in America before Federal regulation
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is about the history of proprietary medicines in America, from the early 18th century appearance of patented brands from England to the early 20th-century enactment of national legislation to restrain abuses in the packaged medicine industry. The author traces the development of patent medicine promotion and criticism, relating it to broader trends in health, education, journalism, marketing, and government
Cataloging source
DLC
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Young, James Harvey
Dewey number
615.88
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
LC call number
RM671.A1
LC item number
Y6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QV 711 AA1
NLM item number
Y7t 1961
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Patent medicines
  • Patent medicines
  • Drug Industry
  • Nostrums
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations
  • History of Pharmacy
  • Quackery
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The toadstool millionaires : a social history of patent medicines in America before Federal regulation
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"At the sign of Galen's head": English patent medicines in colonial America -- Galvanising trumpetry: American independence in the realm of pseudo-medicine -- Vials and vermifuges: the expansion of American nostrums during the early 19th century -- "The old wizzard." Thomsonianism, a democratic system of patented medication -- Hercules and hydra: the first significant critique of patent medicines -- Purgation unlimited: patent medicines and the press -- "To arms! to arms!!" and after: the Civil War, its aftermath, and the great boom -- The great outdoors: patent medicine advertising by paint and poster -- St. George and the dragon: the patent medicine almanac -- "A microbe is a microbe": quackery and the germ theory -- The pattern of patent medicine appeals: an analysis of the psychology of patent medicine advertising -- Medicine show: the linking of entertainment to nostrum promotion -- "The great American fraud": acceleration of the patent medicine critique -- Dr. Wiley's law: the passage of the pure food and drugs act of 1906 -- Half a century later: sobering continuities in the realm of patent medicines
Control code
405144
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 282 pages
Lccn
61007428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(WaOLN)794239
Label
The toadstool millionaires : a social history of patent medicines in America before Federal regulation
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"At the sign of Galen's head": English patent medicines in colonial America -- Galvanising trumpetry: American independence in the realm of pseudo-medicine -- Vials and vermifuges: the expansion of American nostrums during the early 19th century -- "The old wizzard." Thomsonianism, a democratic system of patented medication -- Hercules and hydra: the first significant critique of patent medicines -- Purgation unlimited: patent medicines and the press -- "To arms! to arms!!" and after: the Civil War, its aftermath, and the great boom -- The great outdoors: patent medicine advertising by paint and poster -- St. George and the dragon: the patent medicine almanac -- "A microbe is a microbe": quackery and the germ theory -- The pattern of patent medicine appeals: an analysis of the psychology of patent medicine advertising -- Medicine show: the linking of entertainment to nostrum promotion -- "The great American fraud": acceleration of the patent medicine critique -- Dr. Wiley's law: the passage of the pure food and drugs act of 1906 -- Half a century later: sobering continuities in the realm of patent medicines
Control code
405144
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 282 pages
Lccn
61007428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(WaOLN)794239

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