Gland Therapy, 1940

I love an old advert. The pictures, the phrasings, the products….you can often deduce a lot about the time period from very little information. Which is why is one of my favourite corners of the web – its interesting magazine adverts and articles from the 50s to the 70s were a big influence on me doing a similar thing with my old books.

Having said that, I’m not quite sure what to make of this advert for “Gland therapy” from the February 1940 issue of PTO Magazine.

But I am reminded of the euphemisms in Monty Python’s Tobacconists sketch:


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