Monday, 28 September 2009

PRESCRIPTION LABELS

Prescription labels, circa 1930.

These were the days olive oil was available on prescription! Considered to be useful only as ear drops (warmed, and applied one drop at a time) for chronic earache! No-one in the UK even knew you could use it for cooking.

5 comments:

  1. Love these!!!
    I'll have to print a few copies to show at the next Psychology convention.
    My mother bathed all 6 of us in olive oil as babies, in the 50's and 60's it was thought to insure a lifelong good complexion. So far my sissys and brother all have very nice skin.
    Now I hear Dr. Oz and other TV docs preach the many benefits of olive Oil, it must hold a lot of value after all.
    C'mon over Susie, I'll make us some EVOO martinis ;)

    XO
    Celia

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  2. Now that IS fascinating! Must have made you all slippery little souls though - hard to hold onto in the bath. I think my mother just stuck to baby lotion.

    I'd love martinis - what's EVOO?? Some things just don't translate to the UK, lol

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  3. Oh.. well.. I was just teasing ya about an EVOO martini.
    EVOO is a cullinary term for Extra Virgin Olive Oil and I kind of doubt you'd like a big drink of it. But the health benefits are amazing!
    Read here for health values; http://www.whatsfordinner.net/articles/article-olive-oil.html
    And for skin: http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/latest/olive-oil-benefits-uses-460609
    Also Wikipedia has a nice list of the attributes for skin and health care:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_oil
    The martini offer still stands!!
    Susie, I'd be absolutely honored to make you some real martinis!!
    I can visualize a very giggly evening drinking with you lol.
    XO
    Celia

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  4. Hello, I'm new here, jumped from Loveleigh Treasures. These are fabulous! Just what I need for some antique bottles I found!These would be great on them!

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