It's been a long time since this thread was active, but I have discovered another question as I've been working on my novel:
What was the medicine parents and grandparents were so fond of giving their kids during the 40's and possibly the 50's? I think they give it to the little boy on A Christmas Story. I believe it's some sort of oil. Cod Liver Oil? I'm not sure. All I can find is camphor, but I don't believe it was administered orally. Anyone have any memories of medicines routinely given to them as children (in the 40's/50's) that were thought to be cure-alls?
Any help would be good. Thanks!