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Does it even exist anymore? For years Geritol was a fixture ad in print and on tv. It was touted as a remedy for "Tired Blood". No one ever explained exactly what tired blood was, but Geritol would get you up and dancing after a dose of it.
Posted by Diane Meyer at 07:21 AM in odd stuff | Permalink
Interesting. Quack remedies have been around for some time.
Norman Teigen |
October 27, 2012 at 08:41 AM
We had a men's golf league for seniors that began play in the early 70's and called themselves the Geritol Gents. It eventually grew in popularity to about 70 members. Quite a few years after its inception, we received a "cease and desist" order from Geritol. The name of the league was changed to the G Gents and still exists to this day. I would have thought they'd be flattered and sent some free hats or samples or something.
October 27, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Sounds like the G Gents lasted longer than Geritol.
Diane Meyer |
October 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM
October 27, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Remember? My grandfather owned the company named JB Williams.
He was fined by the FTC during the 1960's for making Snake Oil. Now, there is nothing wrong with making Snake Oil. You must put the FDA Disclaimer on the packaging. He didn't. Now anyone can sell anything, as long as it says that the product doesn't diagnose or cure ANYTHING because it hasn't been evaluated by the FDA.
He influenced my decision to write Apothecary Cocktails because anything with alcohol is certain to cure something. http://www.qbookshop.com/products/212140/9781592335848/Apothecary-Cocktails.html
October 04, 2013 at 09:38 AM
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