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23. ‘Laird’s Bloom of Youth’
A popular cosmetic cream in the 1800s was called ‘Laird’s Bloom of Youth,' which was supposed to be a "delicate corrosive." It was meant to whiten and brighten the skin, but what it ended up doing was giving multiple women Lead Palsy, which had symptoms like atrophy, paralysis, nausea, and headaches.

Image from Laird’s Bloom of Youth.