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Cosmetic Toxicology and the Fabulous Soda Fountain Pharmacy

Course number : 19750   ID : 89360    Class Section : Spring 1
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The drugstores and soda fountain pharmacies of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries would have been fascinating places. Up until the middle of the twentieth century, most “fountain” drinks contained stimulant or anti-depressant drugs, yet 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.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/19/2020 - 2/19/2020 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 108 John H. Trestrail III