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    The Top 10 Wackiest Pharmacy Stories From the 70s: Part 2

    The drugs might change, but the people never do. Part 2 of our best of the 70s series.


    The pure stuff—October 21, 1974

    Maybe people with health problems on their minds are just wackier than other folks, or maybe the wacky ones are just attracted to drugstores. In any event, a woman came into our store the other day and asked for white petroleum jelly. While I scrounged around trying to find it, she informed me: “That’s the best thing in the world for swollen feet. Rub that on and they’ll never burst. But don’t give me any Vaseline in the petroleum jelly—it has to be the pure stuff!” Come to think of it, maybe she was on the pure stuff.

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