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1900-Patent Medicines: The Art of the Great Humbug

Posted to KGI Online Library Blog on December 18, 2020 at 1:22 PM by Donna Casement

Patent Medicine Fakes

1912-Kansas State Board of Health
In 1900, patent medicines were advertised in every local newspaper in the country and the product was mostly unregulated by government. Multi-columned ads shouted promises about the only tonic available to cure the aches and pains of life. Individuals who promoted patent medicines made huge amounts of money in their unfounded promises made to a gullible public.

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