While doing some research on the medical profession’s misadventures – the times it thought it was right, at great cost to itself and the patients, I stumbled on this year of the New York State Journal of Medicine (Scanned and @CreativeCommons licensed).
I grew up in a physician household and I remember some of what was a relatively secret communication modality within the profession – the pages of medical journals. The ads, designed to influence prescribing patterns, confused me as a kid because I remember how they portrayed patients in ways that didn’t correlate to the way I envisioned the profession to be.
1966 was also the era, beginning, in 1961, when Americans were cautioned against eating fat, and their diets were re-engineered to boost carbohydrate intake (see: More from my trip to the Library of Congress and incredible US News and World Report photo collection: 1968’s Harried Housewife Preparing Convenience Foods (and how her diet was re-engineered to be carbohydrate-rich) )
See for yourself, and celebrate the fact that the 20th Century was a long time ago and it’s not coming back. I am 🙂 .