Tuesday, October 27

Vintage Pharmaceutical Ads

What fascinates me about the history of pharmaceuticals is the development of psychoactive drugs in the 50s and 60s; a veritable revolution, but the drugs over time proved to be dangerous, addictive and having horrible side effects (think tardive dyskinesia). A lot of the medicines proved fatal in even small overdoses, and are used for this purpose today, in capital punishment and euthanasia.

Most images from Deco Dog and whispering ibis on flickr.













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