Insane Psychotic Drug Ads Of Yesteryear

Warning: some disturbing imagery here. Also, some hilarious imagery!

1.

Thorazine was a wonder drug invented in 1950. It greatly reduced electroshock therapy and institutionalization. Unfortunately, it was mis- and overused.

2.

“I used to beat my wife every day. But with Thorazine, I now only beat her when she really needs it.”

3.

A. Take his cane away.
B. Drug his ass.

4.

In the 1950s, Thorazine was prescribed for everything from alcoholism to hiccups to psoriasis to peptic ulcers to hyper children (yikes).

5.

I think we need to bring back “surprise baths.”

6.

What about ME vomiting?

7.

Eye have had enough of Thorazine ads.

8.

Barbiturate Boy made the girls cry.

9.

Butisol Sodium is a good ol barbiturate.
We need a third ad in the campaign:
Lorraine is Insane.
Coco is Cuckoo.
etc.

10.

Mornidine, chemically related to chlorpromazine, was given to women to combat morning sickness. Later, it was found to cause birth defects. But at least hubby got his pancakes.

11.

OK, let’s go east to Japan.
Serenace was used in the treatment of schizophrenia and delirium.

12.

It was found to be very effective in stopping women from going skinny dipping in search of a lost crown.

13.

Brilliant illustration.

14.

Tofranil is an anti-depressant.
That man looks fine to me. He just needs a beer and a shot, a bath and a bed.

15.

For Rivotril, known as Klonopin (my favorite) in the US.

16.

Noritren is used to treat major depression.
Another wonderful illustration.

17.

A brain and nerve drug for men with conch shell heads.

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