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Friday, July 5, 2013

Blue Pills

From The Denver Post
 
At Robert Fox's pill manufacturing station, blue mercury pills are formed and cut by hand, during a living history display of Civil War medicine at the Confederate Field Hospital on Daniel Lady Farm on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Gettysburg, Pa. The pills were used to cure a wide range of ailments, including sexually transmitted diseases. Jeff Lautenberger for the Evening Sun

1 comments:

'The pills were used to cure a wide range of ailments, including sexually transmitted diseases.'
In fact, these things had very little or no positive effect and people who ingested them consumed 100 times the WHO safe recommendations for mercury in food: less than 1.6 µg per kg of body weight per week

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