Sunday Oddity: Psychotropic Drug Ads from the Past


Misbehaving children, anxious housewives, and a man’s happy Quaalude-created morning with his family highlight a random collection of psychotropic drug advertisements from the past posted on Imgur. Dr. Bonkers’ Nearly Genuine and Truly Marvelous Psycho-neuro-pharmacological Mental Medicine Show, however, has many more both modern and vintage ads for prescription psychotropics organized under themes like, “Early Remedies,” “Women’s Issues,” “Extra-pyramidal scheme: selling drugs to treat diseases caused by drugs,” and “Noncompliant drug evaders.”

Psychotropic Ads (Imgur)

Dr. Bonkers presents The Nearly Genuine and Truly Marvelous Psychoneuropharmacological Mental Medicine Show (The Bonkers Institute)

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