My eldest son has had a sore throat for days. Finally, after much persuasion, he went to the doctors. I figured that at almost 19 he is old enough to make his own appointments. It turns out he has tonsillitis and so has been prescribed a range of medications including antibiotics and a nasal wash. When one of my family is ill, it is one time I am grateful I am not really living in 1942. How did people cope without antibiotics? At one time or another every member of my family has had a course of antibiotics for a life threatening illness. If we didn’t, anyone of us might not of made it. Grim, I know.
To lighten the mood here are some ads from out of just one issue of a 1942 Australian Woman’s magazine advertising cold and cough relief. I find them fascinating. Enjoy!
Trust me, I have a moustache and really nice teeth!
I also find it interesting how adult medication was seen as suitable for children. Times have changed!Have a lovely vintage day, and stay healthy,