It's another Vintage Thingies Thursday, and it's also my week of cancer related posts. I am doing this to encourage people to look into registering with the National Marrow Donor Registry Program. I am celebrating 2 years since my successful bone marrow transplant and would like for others to be able to celebrate their own in the future!
You are going to be amazed at what I have to share with you! I did all sorts of Google searches mixing the terms cancer, history, treatment, advertisements, equipment, and chemotherapy. I got images of some equipment from the past, but mostly just text/information. The thing I did find that I thought was cool/creepy were these 2 advertisements.
In 1908 Dr. Johnson's Mild Combination Treatment for Cancer advertisement offered a FREE 125-page book of patient testimonials as proof that the treatment was wonderful. Up until the 1930s, advertisements like these were common. Thousands of desperate families gave their life savings to try to save the lives of loved ones with cancer. Very few of us know that it was a cancer treatment which led Congress to enact the first Federal law against false claims about drugs.
C.R. Chamlee claimed that his cure, made of alcohol and water, contained the essence of a Pacific island shrub. The medicine also included small amounts of iron, saccharin, and strychnine.
These pictures and most of the information came from Cancer Treatment Watch.
That's it for today! Please visit the National Marrow Donor Program and Confessions of an Apron Queen to see what Lisa and the other participants are sharing! Lisa has donated 2 awesome aprons to my giveaways, also.
GIVEAWAY question of the day... You MUST answer the question in the Comments for THIS POST to be eligible. You also must have a way for me to contact you when you win. You do not have to have a blog to enter, and you can be from anywhere in the world!
This isn't really a question: Briefly tell about how cancer or another long-term potentially fatal illness has affected you or your family. I'd like to use some of these stories in future posts, so if you do not want it shared, please say so.