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Dr Williams Pink Pills for Pale People

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Welcome to the World of Dr Williams Pink Pills for Pale People

From Science Museum (with thanks)

Dr William’s ‘Pink Pills’ were advertised as an iron rich tonic for the blood and nerves to treat anaemia, clinical depression, poor appetite and lack of energy. The tablets were originally advertised as “Pink Pills for Pale People”. Users of the product claimed the pills could even cure paralysis.

The patent for the pills was bought by an American politician, Senator George T Fulford (1852-1905) in 1890. Fulford made the product an international success.



From Spiritus Temporis (with thanks)

In 1890, G. T. Fulford & Company obtained the rights to produce Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, and began marketing it through Dr. Williams Medicine Company. Reverend Enoch Hill of M.E. Church of Grand Junction in Iowa, endorsed the product in many 1900s advertisements, saying that it energized him and cured his chronic headaches. Eventually, the product came to be advertised around the world in 82 countries, including its native Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

1 comment:

  1. My Gt Grandmother who lived on the West Coast of the Sth Island in New Zealand was used in advertising Dr William's pink pills.the advertisements were in the West Coast Times in the early 1900's. I never knew her as she had died a long time before I was born. What I would love to know, were people paid for endorsing this product and how were they chosen..Sincerely Sherryn Hinkley.

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