Category Archives: Medicine

Nuxated Iron

The regular “This Week in Peterborough” post will happen tomorrow, but to tide you over I give you this wonderful ad, featuring heavyweight champion boxer Jack Dempsey, from the Peterborough Examiner of August 25th, 1919.  Read on, for a bit … Continue reading

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Death in Peterborough in 1885

  One of the interesting things in the Peterborough newspapers (Examiner and Review both) in the first week of 1886 was a complete recounting of the interment statistics for Little Lake Cemetery in 1885.  That year had seen 147 people … Continue reading

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Nine Out Of Ten Doctors…

  While hunting through the pages of the 1898 Peterborough Examiner recently, I was struck by the sheer number of ads for patent medicines.  In those un-regulated days, of course, one could pretty much attempt to foist any old concoction … Continue reading

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