Peanuts by Charles Schulz


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  1. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Sugar cubes…??

  2. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, 8 months ago

    I always hated when they told me that it wouldn’t hurt, and then it hurt like hell…

  3. bfwndtd

    bfwndtd said, 8 months ago


    once upon a time didn’t they put some foul tasting oral vaccines on a sugar cube? Hence the phrase, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”

  4. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, 8 months ago

    Look at your hair Linus…it must of been a real rough trip…I remember seeing a movie at school about how the good guys in the shots get the bad guys….but it sure didn’t help when I saw the needle…

  5. Baba27

    Baba27 said, 8 months ago

    @ Zero-Gabriel: with polio vaccination you didn’t get shots, it was put on sugar cubes and ingested.
    When I was little, our family doctor used to tell us that he used extra small and thin needles for kids and that they didn’t hurt at all. Of course we believed him and felt stupid when it did hurt.

  6. opuscroakus70

    opuscroakus70 said, 8 months ago

    Calvin waseven worse.

  7. dheine1971

    dheine1971 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Now that didn’t hurt, Linus…

  8. Rp GG

    Rp GG said, 8 months ago


    The polio vaccine was put on sugar cubes. As far as I know that was the only one.

  9. halibaitor

    halibaitor said, 8 months ago

    @Rp GG

    If I said that I remember that, would I be dating myself? [That would probably the only way I could get a date.]

  10. gmforde

    gmforde said, 8 months ago

    There were two ways to get the polio shot. One way was the sugar cube, the other was the shot. They did away with the sugar cube because it was bad for kids and not as effective as the needle shot was. The polio sugar cube idea was also discontinued probably because the sugar cubes went stale after awhile. I am old enough to remember when the measles hit, but we never got the shot during that time.

  11. lbhorton

    lbhorton said, 8 months ago

    I am 60 and remember the polio outbreaks on the Mexican border. We lined up at the elementary school and got our sugar cube. One older boy I knew had polio. Died in middle age a few years back due to some polio syndrome even after all those years. Remember seeing an unused iron lung at Texas Rehab in Houston when I worked at Texas Medical Center. Good to see it was unused

  12. puggles

    puggles GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I got the polio sugar cube and started to exhibit all the symptoms of polio. The doctor thought I had gotten full-blown polio from the cube. Mom was going crazy because my father had barely survived Bullbar polio. Fortunately, the symptoms subsided but my health has been the pits the rest of my life. There are always some who contract disease from the “preventative.”

  13. grydwrd

    grydwrd said, 8 months ago

    The Sabin oral polio vaccine was given on sugar cubes, The Salk vaccine was a shot. The Salk vaccine came later and replaceed the Sabin.

  14. mlur

    mlur GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago


    They used to put liquid vaccine on a sugar cube (long ago) to get kids to take it.

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