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Providing hints, tips, recipes, andhistorical background, thisbook explainshow many traditional remedies are still in use and how to make them at home
Here is the story of consumer medicinehowdrugstore healthcare emerged in just 50 years and howconsumers still rely on hundreds of formulations and products that can trace their origins back to the 19th century. Sun cream; treatments for insomnia, dandruff, or warts; perfumes; and soaps are all as important today as they were 100 years ago and are stocked by the localpharmacist. This book takes a look at which products were on offer, whether they were effective, and howthey are usedtoday, showing thatwhile the names of products on the pharmacyshelf have changed over time, consumers' hopes and aspirations remain much the same as theirVictorian predecessors. This is also the story of the growth of the drugstore, and how families have come to rely upon them as dispensaries of healthcare.