This Vintage Medical Advertisement Is Ever So Slightly Problematic

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Where to even begin, really? How fast do you think those kids built that log cabin after popping a few of these?

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Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine's archive of amusing and/or disturbing Patent Medicine Trade Cards.

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Hey the past was a terrible place to live! Jim Crow, rampant sexism, terrible health standards, etc. Let them have their cocaine toothache medicine!