Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More Pharmacy Fun...

For decades I have looked at this scale and never really thought about the novelty of this device...Nor have I pondered the fates it has imposed upon weary people waiting for antibiotics, allergy drugs, and the occasional cure for that nagging sore that keeps coming back "down there."

Of course in the realm of unscrupulous medical devices, if one would include a fortune-reading scale as a medical device, it is pretty benign. It isn't an Oxydonor or Prostate Warmer. Instead it is just a simple fad. It reminds me of a chapter of a book by Paul Collins's book Barnvard's Folly about the Blue Glass Craze where everyone thought that sitting under blue glass would allow special solar rays to filter through and give rejuvenating energy to those with rheumatism, gout, arthritis, and other ailments. I guess a scale is a little less interesting than certificates that allow for the dispensing of opium and coca leaves, but still, these little overlooked items always intrigue me.

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