14 July 2012 @ 07:47 am
1930 anti-pain pills  
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Singe Addams: Singe by angstslashhopesingeaddams on July 14th, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
Functional Pains? That covers everything! I must have some! (And I love the clothes fashions here.)
bradygirl_12: the gangster trio (protect)bradygirl_12 on July 14th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
I agree about the clothes. This is a wonderful little snapshot of the era. :)
Singe Addams: Singe by angstslashhopesingeaddams on July 14th, 2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
My heaven is The Time Between the Wars. (Without the terrible political upheaval and attitudes, of course.)
bradygirl_12: the gangster trio (protect)bradygirl_12 on July 17th, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
I agree! I find it a fascinating era.
Fair and Balanced Blogger: headshotrhonan on July 17th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
Functional pain was a euphemism for PMS.
Singe Addamssingeaddams on July 17th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
I figured it referred to 'women's problems' but I was just too darn delicate to say it..
Professor Booty: confusedflummoxicated on July 14th, 2012 02:46 pm (UTC)
What is going on here? I can't figure out the relationship between these people. Are they sister-wives, is this a 1930s "Big Love" situation?
Useless: Torsoyoungwilliam on July 14th, 2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
I was wondering that, myself.

I think that's Dad, and the woman with the brown hat, fox, and drugs is Mom. They have three daughters and were about to go on an outing, but one of the two eldest daughters has a headache.

A headache? Oh no, this trip is ruined! Ruined, if not for Dr.Miles and his penny-a-pill drugs!
pikkewyntjie: after 70pikkewyntjie on July 15th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
Only it's not really a headache. She's having menstrual cramps, but she's too embarrassed to say so in front of Dad. So Mom gives her the pills and says, "Take these, dear. These will help you with your, um, functional pains."

Little Sis looks on and thinks, "Oh crap. That's going to be me in a few years, isn't it?"
kip_w: minerkip_w on July 14th, 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
Dr. Miles, makers of Dr. Miles Nervine, Alka-Seltzer, and later on, One-A-Day and Flintstones.

Now bought out and owned by Bayer, inventors of Heroin and Aspirin.
Catty Feminist: 2011jocelmeow on July 14th, 2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
I wondered what was in these, and it turns out it was acetanilide, which metabolizes to something you've heard of: acetaminophen/paracetamol.
Kim, Meezer Queen and Equestrienne: nectar of lifemeezergal on July 15th, 2012 01:05 am (UTC)
Thanks! I was wondering what the active ingredient was. So these actually did some good for pain!
Jon Reid: Knightcrossfire on July 16th, 2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
Interesting. Thanks for looking that up.
E♥: Bert Convy: playing Tattletaleswhoseline_wlsc on July 15th, 2012 03:24 am (UTC)
I like that little tube the tablets come in.
bradygirl_12: kool-aid 2bradygirl_12 on July 17th, 2012 03:23 pm (UTC)
Looks like Lifesavers! :)
Fair and Balanced Blogger: headshotrhonan on July 17th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)

Edited at 2012-07-17 08:04 pm (UTC)
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