Radium Radia (ca. 1905 - 1906)
Radium Radia was produced by the Radium Radia Company of
The remarkable effectiveness of Radium Radia is indicated by the illustration on the bottle: a before and after picture of an infirm gentleman, old before his years, who turns into a sprightly and dapper man about town.
One of the three pamphlets that came with the product reads as follows.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
SHAKE WELL THE BOTTLE EACH TIME BEFORE USING.
FOR RHEUMATISM, GOUT, LUMBAGO, SCIATICA, RHEUMATIC FEVER, INFLAMMATORY RHEUMATISM, SPRAINS, BACKACHE, STIFF JOINTS, AND OTHER BODILY PAINS. - Apply and rub well with hand the parts affected for ten to fifteen minutes, three times a day in severe cases, and twice a day in ligt cases, morning and evening.
HEADACHE AND NEURALGIA. - Rub well forehead, temples, and behind the ears.
EARACHE - Put a few drops on cotton, wool or lint, and place in the ear.
TOOTHACHE - Apply and rub well cheek on outside, near where toothache.
COUGHS AND COLDS ON CHEST - Apply, and rub well chest with the hand twice a day, morning and evening.
SORE THROAT - Rub throat well three times a day.
CRAMPS AND INFLAMMATION OF THE BOWELS. - Apply, and rub bowels well with the hand for ten to fifteen minutes.
SWELLINGS AND DISLOCATIONS - Rub well the parts affected, twice a day.
TO PREVENT COLDS DURING INCLEMENT AND COLD WEATHER - Rub chest well before exposure to the weather, and again in the evening.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
Care should be taken that the remedy does not come in contact with Abrasions or Cuts, or the Eyes.
RADIUM RADIA COMPANY
The advertisement to the left appeared in the June 1, 1906 issue of the Washington Post.
The ad below (kindly provided by Bill Moose) appeared in the June 8, 1905 issue of the New York Evening Sun newspaper.
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