Sunday, February 6, 2011

Flatulence is Not a Laughing Matter - Chamberlain's Colic Remedy - Part II

Following up on my previous post (here) about "Chamberlain's Colic Remedy," below are images from the package insert (c. 1930s) with instructions on how to use the medicine.

The most interesting thing about the insert is that instructions were given in eight (EIGHT!) different languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, and Dutch!

Almost certainly the purpose was to allow for use by the growing immigrant populations in the United States in the early 20th century.

The English, Swedish, and Italian instruction images are provided below.

Instructions are given for different indications and for different age groups.

My next post will feature images from a "Chamberlain Medicine Co." "Short Stories" advertising booklet (c. 1910).


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