As any woman who has ever been pregnant will tell you, the worst part about morning sickness isn't the vomiting or nausea. It's the guilt you feel about not cooking an elaborate breakfast for your lazy husband.
Many so-called patent medicines of the 1800's and early 1900's claimed to have originated with Native Americans, and had the ability to cure all diseases. Hopefully the manufacturers of the phony medicine made it up to the Native Americans by having them over for a turkey dinner.
This product claimed it would "cleanse the blood," because it was believed that unclean blood was the cause of all disease. Or you could just try scrubbing your blood with soap. It would probably be just as effective.
The term "snake oil salesman," or someone who deliberately sells fraudulent products, comes from the selling of an actual product called Snake Oil. However, the oil didn't come from actual snakes, so don't go out capturing snakes in order to harvest their precious, precious oil.
Electric belts, also known as Pulvermacher's chain, were very popular in the 1800's and early 1900's. There were different belts designed to be worn around almost any part of the human body, including one designed to be wrapped around the male genitalia that could supposedly cure impotence. As it turned out, putting electric batteries around your genitals was not helpful at all. Who knew?