Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 10, 1920)
;,'.T.T?-"!rv- v.m - i 7 IvJ
THE CAPrfAL TrTPv' ' tt Tsn Y. FEBRUARY 10, 1920.
, j lata.. T Uttjb'
. . ..- . . . .v , "(nii'Wij t m'
If Placed End to End, the Packasr J
of Vick's VapoRub Used Last Year!
delphia, to Pittsburghto Cleveland
to Detroit a Distanceof :701 Mil)
is a Real "Little Body guard " Against Croup and Col
Troubles in Literally Millions of American Homes
for - the UseTof Vichs
What is Vidb?
Vicks is the invention of a North Carolina
druggist, Mr. L. Richardson. During his years
of experience behind the prescription counter,
Mr. Richardson came to realize the need for some
effective and convenient method of treating dis
eases of the respiratory organs, such as spasmodic
croup, pneumonia, bronchitis, etc. The only way
to get medication directly to these parts is in vapor
form, since internal medicines go only to the stomach.
- Mr. Richardson finally worked out a process
,of combining the standard, time-tested remedies
t Camphor, Menthol, Turpentine, Oil of Eu
'calyptus, etc. in salve form, so that when
applied to the body, the ingredients would be
vaporized by the body heat. This preparation he
called Vick's VapoRub.
The action of Vicks is two-fold:
1st Internal the vapors released carry iac
medication with each breath from the air puH.
to the lungs, loosening the phlegm and clearin?
the air passages.
2nd Ex ternal Vicks is absorbed throup
and stimulates the skin, attracting the blood i
the affected parts, and thus aids the vapors a
haled to relieve the, congestion.
. - This double action of Vicks makes it useful f
a wide varietv of troubles, from deep chest col
bronchitis, coughs, spasmodic croup and sol
throat, down to burns, stings, bruises, etc.
How the Use of Vicks Has Grown
TU k.t .vMnc nf th value of Vicks u the
creasing number of families who are converted w
year to the use of this real "Little Bodyguard in ,
Home". The number of jars used annually for Ul
last few years is: -
1910 1... 347,748 Jan
1911 523,152 Jari
1912 1,027,068 J.
1913 ........... S 1.357,590
1914 1,462,330 Jan
1915 2,418,213 Jan
1916 4,302,764 Jar.
1917 6,799,511 Jart
198...:... 17,377,408 Jar.
VAPORS IMPORTANT For diseases ' freely up the nostrils as far possible;
of the respiratory organs, such as snuffing well back into the air passages.
colds, a large part of the value of Vicks r
lies in its vaporising qualities. There-
fore, whenever Vicks is applied over the
. throat and chest; care should be taken
to leave the clothing loose around the
neck and the bed clothes arranged In the
form of a funnel, so that the vapors aris
ing may be freely inhaled. .
HOT WET CLOTHS la cases of
very severe colds; tort throat, coughs;
Incipient pneumonia, etc., hot, wet towels
should be applied over the throat and
chest to open the pores of the skin before
FRESH AIR Plenty of fresh air in
the bed room is the best way to prevent
colds and lung troubles. Fresh air does
not cause colds; it strengthens the lungs.
enabling the system to throw off colds.
CHILDREN'S COLDS Vicks is par
ticularly valuable in treating children's
colds, since it Is an external treatment,
and therefore does not disturb the deli
cat digestions of children. The bent
plan is to keep Vicks constantly on hand
and apply freely and often at the qrt
sign of "sniffles." .
Growing children require; plenty of
fresh air and exercise and should be kept
in the open as much as possible, even in
the winter. ,
COUGHS Apply Vicks as directed
for Colds In the Chest and Head, and if
the cough is very annoying, swallow,
every few hours, a small piece the size of
CROUP-SPASMODIC Rub Vicks
4 freely over the chest and throat until the
ASTHMA Vicks 1 not "cure" for - difficult breathing is relieved. One ap
asthma so far as we know, there is no plication is usually enough. To prevent
cure. In many cases, however, Vicks , croup during the night, give a good ap
dor give relief. Rub it well over the;, plication over the throat and chest at
spinal column, from the neck to the hip , bed time and cover with hot, flannel,
to relieve the nervous tension. Then cloths. Jgx, . , i
appty ireeiy over tnroat ana cnest at oea
time and cover with hot flannels. Renew
frequently and always have the cover .
loose, so that the vapors may b freely
Inhaled. Also me)t Vicks in a spoon and
Inhale the vapors and apply a little up
BRONCHITIS. SORE THROAT.
COLDS IN THE CHEST If a severe ease; '
first apply hot, wet towels over the throat
and chest. Then rub Vicks in well until
the skin I red; pre4 on thickly and
cover with two thickness -. of '.ot. Ban .
nei cloths, j ...
CATARRH. COLDS IN THE HEAD
Melt a tittle Vicks in a spoon and inhale '
the vapors. Also apply' well up the
nostrils. There are so many varieties of
catarrh that a competent physician
should always be consulted. For many
forms, however, Vicks is excellent. Dis
solve a half teaspoonful of salt in a pint
of warm water and snuff up the nostril
night ai.d trorning. Then insert Vicks
NOTEi Vicks ir ne a relief for
Membraneous Croup or Laryngeal
Diphtheria. Th specific for this
disease is antitoxin, which should be
administered only by physician.
HAY FEVER There is no certain
cur for this disease. In some cases
Vkks give temporary re'tef. Apply as
INFLUENZA In spit of the epidemic
last winter, very little is known of this
disease even the germ causing it is not
yet definitely located and no specific for
mfluensa, so far as known, has been dis
covered. In all cases physician should
b called promptly. 7
Vtck Is to be used as 1 1 eternal ap
plication In conneet-on w.ta Ja pK-ii-cian's
treatster Apply i direvt-a int
TO AVOID INFLUENZA . Influensa
la a spit-borne disease, and vben inhaled
the germs attack the r urods n. mV joc.
or lining of the air passages. Even this
is not absolutely certain, but it is agreed
by most authorities that keeping the
system in good condition and the air
passages stimulated and free from colds
is the best way to avoid the disease.
Melting a little Vicks In a spoon night
and morning and inhaling the vapors,
and applying well up the nostrils several
times a day, particularly when in crowds,
PNEUMONIA (1) Send for your phy
sician at the first sign of pneumonia.
(2) Immediately begin the use of Vicks
as an external application. For pneu
monia, Vicks is applied somewhat as
directed for Deep Chest Colds for full
directions see the Directions Folder.
TONS1LITIS Apply as directed for
WHOOPING . COUCH This I a
self-limited disease, running a course
which variej from a few weeks to several
months. There is no known specific
Vicks is of value in easing the cough
paroxysms, and thus lessening their
weakening effect on the system. Rub
Vicks well over the spinal column, from
the neck to the hips, to relieve the nerv
ous tension. Then appty over throat and
chest, covering with hot flannels.
For Surface Congestion :
In cases such as are listed below, Vicks
is or value aa a poultice, liniment or
plaster, because of its penetrative and
stimulative effect through the skin. Its
vaporizing qualities are naturally with
out value for these troubles.
BITES, STINGS Apply ordinary
household ammonia or wet bread soda.
Then apply Vicks as a salve. .
BOILS Apply cloths, dipped In hot
. water, to soften the skin; then apply
Vicks thickly over the boil, covering with
a thin cloth. Repeat every few hours.
BRUISES Appty to the bruised part
cloths dipped in hot water followed by
cloths dped in cold wter ''en '
cloths, then cold cloths again, etc. Keep
this up for five or ten minutes to reduce
the inflammation. Then apply Vicks
thickly, covering with a light cloth.
Every few hours repeat the application
of the hot and cold cloths, folic ed by a
urcaainii 01 v ICKS.
BURNS Covsr first with wet bread
soda. Wh'n dry, take off and apply
Vicks as a thick dressing,, covering with
a tight doth. Apply as gently as pos
sible and do not rub in.
CUTS Cleanse the cut well with warm
water, then apply Vicks as a salve.
EARACHE In some cases of earache
Vicks gives relief. Apply a little on cot
ton and place in the ear.
ECZEMA-ITCHINGS In many cases
these are blood diseases and should be
treated by a competent physician... To
reduce the itching, and as a cooling,
soothing application, apply Vicks over
the part affected, covering with a light
doth. In severe cases do not wash the
parts often; water irritates certain forms -ofecrema.
FROST BITE Rub the parts affected
with snow or apply ice water until the
, blood begins to circulate. Then rub
Vicks well in; do not cover with a cloth.'
. Do not bring the parts affected near a fire. '
HEADACHE. NEURALGIA Rub
the forehead and temples with Vicks,
melt a little in a spoon and inhale the
vapors, apply a little well up the nostrils.
Headache come from many causes;
they are symptoms of more serious
troubles, usually faulty digestion or eye
strain. If headaches are continuous, s
physician or a good oculist should be
MUSCULAR RHEUMATISM, SORE.
NES3, STRAINS, SPRAINS For
these troubles, alternating applications
of hot and cold cloths should be applied
as directed for Bruises. Then massage
ffv-n the parts affected with Vicks, cover
thickly and apply hot; flannel cloths.
In cases of musci'lar rheumatism or ex
treme mi'KMiar pain, rtr folloig ti.e
directions above, a hot water bottle or a
warm flat iron may be placed over the
flannel cloth to help drive in the Vicks.
PILES Severe cases of piles of long
standing should be treated by a com
petent surgeon. For itching piles, see
Directions Folder with each package.
POISON OAK Wash the part af
fected with water colored with a pinch
of bluestone; put in just enough blue
stone to faintly color the water. Be
carciu! not to get this bluestone water
in the eyes. (Jf bluestone is not con
venient, use ordkary lime, vs . er). Then
apply Vicks lightly; do not rub in. Repeat
this treatment, using the bluestone water
and Vicks every three or four hours. '
SUNBURN Apply Vicks as a salve.
Do not rub in.
TOOTHACHE In some cases of tooth
ache, Vicks will be found a temporary,
relief. Rub it well around the gums,
and if the tooth is. hollow, put a little
Vicks in the hollow. Then apply a hot
water bottle or a hot wet towel.
. For Animals
For domestic animals and ft?, 's, N'uVs
has been found elective in ceruin dis
DISTEMPER IN HORSES OR DOCS
.. Rub .Vicks on throat and between
jawbones and apply freely up the nostrils.
COLDS OR ROUP IN FOWLS Pub
a little Vicks over nose holes in beak and
make the fowl swallow a piece the size of
PNEUMONIA OR PLEURISY IN
HORSES Keep in a warm, dry, well
ventilated, roomy box stall, and give
; plenty of water and laxative feed. Rub
Vicks well over chest and push handful
up each, nostril. Rub the salve over
region of the lungs, back of forelegs and
cover witn wide bandage. Repeat ap
plications every three or four hours until
the fever is broken. Blanket the animal
and bandage legs if stall is too cold. Give
pint of raw linseed oil, into which an
oun.-e of powder; d Joes his teen dis-
3U1VCU. 111 lkJ h j "l-t-rf
quinine twice daily; w'P1
paper and throw well back of WM
Vicks is Not Meant'to Rep
the Physician I
' At the first symptom of eM
ness, such as pneumonia, s py"
should always be called. MsnjM
troubles, such as chronic catnh
tinued headaches, call for the 4
of a rood doctor.
Vicks to simply an emergencj
which can be kept in the
instant use and which can reuKd
with perfect safety, on the yWS.
member of the family. J
Samples Free j
If you have never trie! Vicks
be glad.to send samples free uvr-
. any of your friends whose o
addresses you will send us. J
THE VICK CHEMICAL CO"
. . . , Grentors. L-