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Cosmetic Toxicology and the Fabulous Soda Fountain Pharmacy

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The drugstores and soda fountain pharmacies of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century would have been a fascinating place. Up until the middle of the twentieth century, most “fountain” drinks contained stimulant or anti-depressant drugs, but were heavily pushed by the Temperance movement. Do you think the Vampire Facial is the oddest beauty craze out there? How about ingesting arsenic for a demure pallor or injecting botulism to plump up lips and skin? And females aren’t alone, according to a 2013 HuffPost survey, men are spending almost as much on health and beauty products as women. We do some strange and dangerous things to ourselves in the name of health and beauty. Come and explore the fatal and fantastical in this evolution of cosmetics and health “elixirs.”

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

CE South Building

John H. Trestrail III 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. Please note class begins a week later on February 20th, rather than the catalog date.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/20/2019 - 2/20/2019 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 108 John H. Trestrail III