Did Trojans Use Trojans?: A Trip Inside the Corner Drugstore
Continuing his delightful tour of cherished American institutions, the writer who explored grocery stores in "Can You Trust a Tomato in January?" and hardware emporiums in "Did Monkeys Invent the Monkey Wrench?" now takes readers down the aisles of the corner drugstore, the heart of small-town America.
Staten re-creates the glorious array of salves, patent medicines and mysterious lotions packed on drugstore shelves, bringing to life the trusted pharmacist who explained it all. His charming stories will stir up a host of memories: the dating rituals conducted at the soda fountain; those life-changing decisions about hair coloring; and perhaps those whispered requests for condoms.
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Appendix The Corner Drug Census