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11 Vintage Health Ads That Make It Abundantly Clear We Did Not Understand Health

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So, what was considered “healthy” back in the day was apparently up to people who wanted to sell things. Because these health ads are absolutely nuts.

Seriously folks, they were feeding babies laudanum. That’s the stuff that supposedly killed Edgar Allen Poe.

Alright, strap in! It’s gonna be depressingly hilarious.

#1. Diabetes explained in one simple ad.

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#2. Childhood diabetes explained in one simple ad.

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#3. Hey kids! Who wants cancer?!

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#4. Did this really work?!?

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#5. Oh, screw you vintage doctors!

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#6. When you want your cheekbones to be really hollow.

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#7. Too tired to deal with your baby? Try killing them!

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#8. Who wants mesothelioma?

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#9. Yes, tape worms. On the flip side, tape worms LOVED the 20s.

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#10. No need to worry children. Just get under your desk and hide from the radiation!

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#11. Don’t try this at home. Really, don’t.

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