Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Toothache tip

From PaulR.

I'm pretty sure I remember this one from some research I did decades ago on early advertising. Presumably the drops worked quite well. 


Sam Vega said...

I bet they did! I wonder whether people self-medicated out of boredom and a desire for new experiences. Conan Doyle had Holmes using cocaine, but it was, I believe, in an instrumental manner: to help him concentrate. These days, legislators are fearful that we would use stuff just because we like to...

A K Haart said...

Sam - Maybe people self-medicated partly because of cost.

I think the number of people using it illegally now may be much the same as the number who would use it if it was made legal. The main difference would be the lack of crime.