The Cure to All of Your Troubles: Patent Medicines at the Turn of the Century

By Lauren Ciriac Wenger During the late 1800s and early 1900s, “patent medicines” in the form of elixirs, salves, and pills were at their height of popularity. These medicinal concoctions often claimed to ease an incredibly long list of ailments, and because of this they became known as “cure-alls.” Many of these claims were unfounded, … Continue reading The Cure to All of Your Troubles: Patent Medicines at the Turn of the Century