"Calomel for Kiddies!"
“Calomel for Kiddies!”
This is the advertisement we referenced in episode 24 (Mercury as Medicine). As discussed in the episode, Calomel was a powder-form preparation of mercury that was used for various ailments, especially in children. This is a mail-order advertisement so that you too can send off $1.00 and receive a shipment of mercury powder to give to your child.
Spoiler alert if you haven’t heard the episode: Don’t give your children (or anyone) mercury.
[Doctor with a mustache]
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