Drug Ads: vintage, spanish, japanese
September 10, 2006 12:57 PM   Subscribe

Inspired by this thread?
posted by daksya at 12:58 PM on September 10, 2006

partly via Mindhacker
posted by MetaMonkey at 12:59 PM on September 10, 2006

Good catch, daksya, I saw the ads a few months ago, and the AskMe reminded me.
posted by MetaMonkey at 1:00 PM on September 10, 2006

a year and a half ago I posted the japanese gallery, main link's dead now
posted by matteo at 1:04 PM on September 10, 2006

Wow, great links. It's a shame the first site is so annoying to navigate. I especially love the spanish ones.
posted by piratebowling at 1:23 PM on September 10, 2006

ur in ur bathrm snortin ur brainz
posted by owhydididoit at 2:40 PM on September 10, 2006

Cool ads.

About the only thing true to life in that video was that the guy forgot his card. When's the last time you saw a club toilet that nice?
posted by topynate at 4:56 PM on September 10, 2006

It's intriguing that in 1940 a U.S. drug company was marketing a drug advertised as injectable whole opium poppy juice as an alternative to morphine. Sounds more delicious, I guess.
posted by kozad at 5:40 PM on September 10, 2006

Wow, the Japan psychiatric stuff is really interesting, some of it truly bizarre. Like this, for example. Seashell-man! And note how most of the earlier ones all featured women. Guess the Japanese guys back in the day were all doing just fine. You know, mentally...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:15 PM on September 10, 2006

The Japanese ads make for some great surrealist/symbolist stuff.
posted by oraknabo at 6:39 PM on September 10, 2006

I like the 1959 "obese patient" ad.

Fuck people are fatter these days!!!
posted by pwedza at 8:48 PM on September 10, 2006

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