The first week of term is approaching, and the Wellcome Unit Library is available for all of your History of Medicine needs!
Our opening hours for Week 1 are as follows:
Monday & Tuesday: 2.15pm-5pm
Thursday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Our collections are available to search on SOLO. If you would like to consult anything in the library, do contact us in advance by phone or email to arrange your visit.
Dr Williams’ ‘Pink Pills’ were advertised as an iron rich tonic for the blood and nerves to treat anaemia, clinical depression, poor appetite and lack of energy. The tablets were originally advertised as “Pink Pills for Pale People”. Users of the product claimed the pills could even cure paralysis. The patent for the pills was bought by an American politician, Senator George T Fulford (1852-1905) in 1890. Fulford made the product an international success. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY