Lotions, Potions, and Deadly Elixirs: Frontier Medicine in the American West

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Powder papers, booty balls, and sugar tits-Lotions, Potions, and Deadly Elixirs has a cure for whatever ails! These quaint names were given to medicines during America's frontier era. Grandmas, mommas, and even certified physicians treated the sick, lame, and unlucky with what was available. Here, a practicing pharmacist takes a light-hearted look at the popular medicines.