A recent article in Medscape Nurses contained a fascinating slide show of WWII era ads targeting physicians published in JAMA. It includes ads for everything from amphetamines to butter, but I thought that the tobacco industry's ads were of particular interest. You can see them all here, on the Medscape Nurses site, which requires registration but is free. Text in italics are quotes from the slideshow.
I wonder what kind of current advertising will cause us to shake our heads in amazement a few decades from now?
Sunday, December 7, 2014