Dear Readers! As Lucy Ricardo might ask, “Are you tired, run down, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpopular? The answer to all your problems is in this little
bottle book that I just happened find while rummaging around in my favorite thrift store:
This little volume was edited by the staff of Journal of Living in 1952 about the same time that Lucy Ricardo was pitching for Vitameatavegamin. Let’s take a look inside to see what 1950′s wisdom awaits us, shall we?
In chapter one, writer, Betty Pratt, tells us about her visit to Dr. Rathbone’s Scientific Relaxation Class!
Obviously, brave writer, Betty Pratt had no idea she was taking her life into her own hands by entering into the fray of Dr. Rathbone’s Scientific Relaxation Class. All this tautness relieving in the form of face screwing and arm swinging was probably downright dangerous!
Next, Dr. Rathbone relayed to Betty Pratt his rules for sleeping.
Dr. Rathbone told Betty Pratt he would like people to start getting ready for bed right after breakfast, but if that is not possible then somewhere in the neighborhood of 10:00 a.m. should give the sleeper plenty of time to leisurely prepare for going to bed, Dr. Rathbone stated after looking at his watch and noting the time to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 10:00 a.m.
Dr. Rathbone could not stress enough to writer, Betty Pratt, what a big mistake tearing off one’s clothes is under most circumstances. If, however, a person happened to be a romance writer doing research then it would be considered a perfectly reasonable approach. He then asked Betty Pratt if she was planning to write a romance novel any time soon to which Betty Pratt responded by soundly slapping Dr. Rathbone’s face .
Dr. Rathbone responded to Writer Betty Pratt’s slap to his face with the following bit of advice:
Shortly after this Betty Pratt’s husband, Brawny Pratt, showed up to calm and relax Dr. Rathbone’s nerves by physically persuading him into a coma.
Which is really is the most effective way to calm one’s nerves and relax.
And don’t worry. All Dr. Rathbone needed was a couple of bottles of Vitameatavegamin and he was back to his old self in no time. Attempting to scientifically calm and relax
women’s people’s nerves day in and day out!
Until next time . . . I love you