The Wild Wild West of American-style Pharmaceuticals

This is my great great grandfather’s photo of the Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company. The Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company, of New Haven, Connecticut, sold “patent medicine” before they had patents for medicine. They sold snake oil when it was the cure-all. They weren’t really Indian. Kickapoo Medicine was often laced with alcohol, morphine, opium, or cocaine. Fast … Continue reading The Wild Wild West of American-style Pharmaceuticals