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    Posted on Mar 3, 2013

    Insane Psychotic Drug Ads Of Yesteryear

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

    1.

    Via vintage-ads.livejournal.com

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

    2.

    Via bonkersinstitute.org

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

    3.

    Via bonkersinstitute.org

    A. Take his cane away.

    B. Drug his ass.

    4.

    Via bonkersinstitute.org

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

    5.

    Via bonkersinstitute.org

    I think we need to bring back "surprise baths."

    6.

    What about ME vomiting?

    7.

    Via drugpeace.wordpress.com

    Eye have had enough of Thorazine ads.

    8.

    Via vintage-ads.livejournal.com

    Barbiturate Boy made the girls cry.

    9.

    Via decodog.com

    Butisol Sodium is a good ol barbiturate.

    We need a third ad in the campaign:

    Lorraine is Insane.

    Coco is Cuckoo.

    etc.

    10.

    Via Flickr: ndbex

    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.

    Via psychodoc.eek.jp

    OK, let's go east to Japan.

    Serenace was used in the treatment of schizophrenia and delirium.

    12.

    Via psychodoc.eek.jp

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

    13.

    Via psychodoc.eek.jp

    Brilliant illustration.

    14.

    Via psychodoc.eek.jp

    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.

    Via psychodoc.eek.jp

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

    16.

    Via psychodoc.eek.jp

    Noritren is used to treat major depression.

    Another wonderful illustration.

    17.

    Via psychodoc.eek.jp

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

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