Tuesday, October 8, 2013
They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To
When I was in my teens and my twenties, most of the thrifting I did was for books. My then-boyfriend, now-husband and I used to find all kinds of cheap books in the basement of the Amity in downtown Hamilton. Back then, I stumbled across this strangely wonderful medical book. Published by Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago, ILL., it's called "What's New: Special Christmas Edition 1953."
It's basically a report to the medical community on available drugs. But I can't imagine any company would produce a report with such flair nowadays. Those windows and door on the cover are actually cut out to reveal the picture underneath.
Even though it has a Christmas theme, it reminds me somehow of Halloween.
Maybe it's because this particular page, above, has flaps revealing five different layers of the brain.
I simply love the illustrations. The lighthearted pictures are paired with rather menacing text.
Climacteric - a period in a man's life corresponding to menopause. You learn something new every day.
This particular page, above, notes that "Perhaps you can't make him forget food - but you can relieve the terrible urgency of his hunger with Desoxyn Hydrochloride."
This sweet image of a family on Christmas morning is actually an ad for vitamins.
What do you think? Do they make 'em like they used to?
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Sir Thrift A Lot and Hey What's for Dinner Mom? and A Living Space and The Thrifty Groove and The Cottage Market