Photograph, Antique remedy - The highly simplistic and potentially dangerous premise of “glandular” medicine recommends: “To treat a gland, eat a gland.” Thus, for brain disease, eat brain. For spinal cord deterioration, eat spinal cord. Typically, the glands consumed belonged to bovine, ovine, or porcine species, clearly introducing the risk of disease transmission, such as spongiform encephalopathy. Notwithstanding the absence of scientific justification, glandular therapy persists among some “holistic” medicine providers. This bottle of “Orange Prostatic No.2” tablets contains not only derivatives of testes and prostate but also strychnine (nux vomica) extract.
Courtesy of Dr. Narda Robinson.