15 Photos Of Medicine In The 1800s That Will Make You Glad You Were Born Now

#14 Fancy Some Radioactivity?

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Medicines were simply made up remedies. The 19th century was when any snake oil salesman could make a living. This bottle shows water containing radioactive radium; it was supposed to cure colds and flu. We think we’ll pass all the same. There are worse things than the sniffles – like cancer.