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Feeling pain is Nonsense

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Image of the Week #69, November 19th, 2012:


From: Elections Have Consequences: Fungal Meningitis and Compounding Pharmacies by Judy Stone at Molecules to Medicine.

Source: Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library at UCLA, via Retronaut

The Antikamnia Chemical Company produced a series of illustrated calendars at the turn of the last century populated with these skeleton sketches and pithy reminders to physicians that, as one box of their pain killers states, “Feeling is a sense. Feeling pain is Nonsense, No matter When or Where.” They were eventually prosecuted in 1914 for failing to disclose the ingredients of their addictive painkillers.



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