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who can remember the name of the OTC drug for relief of neuralgia and neuritis? I'm racking my brains today 'cause I think I have a need for it. It's not at the drug stores, but I might find it at the Vermont Country Store like I find all kinds of otherwise passÚ drugs.
Could it be Miles Nervine? Was there another kind? How many old remedies for it can you remember?
"Liquidum non frangit jejunum." ([chocolate] liquids, amongst them, do not constitute a break in fasting.)
-Cardinal Francis Maria Brancaccio of the Vatican, 1662-
According to Wikipedia, it was good for:
"nervous" ailments (including "nervousness or nervous exhaustion, sleeplessness, hysteria, headache, neuralgia, backache, pain, epilepsy, spasms, fits, and St. Vitus' dance") "
And I remember that Blue Jay gives you fast relief for corns, calluses, bunions and sore feet.
My staff and I had a joke going for a while about Carter's little pills. We would ask customers if they have heard of them. Most had. We would ask "who was Carter?" People would immediately go into thinking mode and say a variety of things. Most responses were "the guy who made them" or some would say "I guess the pharmacist". We would laugh our asses off at this. It was kind of like a candid camera thing. You probably had to be there.
for the dances that were popular in the '60s, such as the jerk, the pony, the frug, the mashed potato, etc.
It is also a medical condition:
Chorea sancti viti (Latin for "St. Vitus' dance") is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder, one of a group of neurological disorders called dyskinesias. The term chorea is derived from a Greek word ¸´˝ň▀ß (a kind of dance, see chorea), as the quick movements of the feet or hands are vaguely comparable to dancing or piano playing. (Wikipedia)