Under the government's pharmaceutical benefits scheme, pharmaceutical medicines were made free in 1941. This 1948 cartoon suggests that consumption of medicines – represented by a cupboard full of bottles and boxes – grew a lot in the wake of this change.
Cartoon courtesy of the New Zealand Herald
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