I've started looking for vintage medical ads, and covers from vintage romances featuring doctors and nurses. No, this isn't just because I'm hopped up on pain pills as I try to wean myself off caffeine, although I can't deny that that might be a factor.
LJ's vintage_ads community posts these from time to time. Like this post, full of pharmaceutical goodness. I'm particularly intrigued by Placidyl; from what I can tell, it made you dress funny and then knocked you flat-out unconscious.
And Mornidine, a drug so powerful it caused you to cook breakfast.
Oh, and vintage ads featuring doctors, though advertising non-medical products, would also suit my purposes. Like those Camel Cigarette ads.
(The probable source of most of the vintage ads seems to be Whispering Ibis' collections on Flickr: set two doesn't have exactly what I need, but is still entertaining; set one is just perfect.)
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