Medicine of days gone by

In this illustration from about 1830, a doctor provides a vial of medicine for a sick woman. But medical treatments in the 19th and early 20th centuries looked a lot different than ones we see marketed today. From "magic" treatments to retro spectacles, check out some of these products sold in the United States about 100 years ago or more. They are kept at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

In this illustration from about 1830, a doctor provides a vial of medicine for a sick woman. But medical treatments in the 19th and early 20th centuries looked a lot different than ones we see marketed today. From "magic" treatments to retro spectacles, check out some of these products sold in the United States about 100 years ago or more. They are kept at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.