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Good as New: 1939

Good as New: 1939

May 1939. "Farm Security Administration camp at Farmersville, Tulare County, California, for migratory agricultural laborers. Migratory boys come to the clinic for attention of the resident nurse of the Agricultural Workers' Health and Medical Association." 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the FSA. View full size.


Old Time Medicines

It's difficult to determine all of the medicines and remedies that are in this doctor's formulary, but clearly there's the following:

Band-Aids - Johnson & Johnson
Asprin - unknown maker
Tincture of Merthiolate, 1:2000 (an antiseptic) - Eli Lilly
Whitfield's Ointment (an anti-fungal) - Eli Lilly
Argyrol (an antiseptic, anti-infective & VD treatment) - Zonite Products Co.

Interesting tidbit about Argyrol... it was so popular, particularly during wartime - it was used to treat gonorrhea infections - that the creator and initial producer, Dr. Albert Barnes (A.C. Barnes Company) made a fortune. He used that fortune to purchase fine art and his extensive art collection is now on display in downtown Philadelphia at the Barnes Foundation Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Migratory Boys

It is a mystery how they always find the way back to pond in which they were born!

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