This M. L. Cooper window display features 16 different cures for medical problems. You may be saying to yourself, “These are so outlandish! There’s no way people actually thought these cures would work, right?!” Wrong! In the 17th century, it was thought that applying bear grease to the head would assist in hair growth. There was no real medical basis for this belief; there was only the idea that because bears are hairy, their fat would help hair grow. The smell of the grease was so uBEARable that perfume had to be added to the formula!