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(I'm surprised they remembered anything)
Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine. It was also used to treat children suffering with a strong cough.
Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines with cocaine on the market.
Everybody used to say that it would make you happy and it would also
work as a medicinal treatment.
Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of it's time. Pope
Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time. He awarded
Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a Vatican gold medal.
Produced by the Maltine Manufacturing Company of New York. It was suggested
that you should take a full glass with or after every meal. Children
should only take half a glass.
A paperweight promoting C.F. Boehringer & Soehne (Mannheim, Germany).
At 40% alcohol plus 3 grams of opium per tablet. It didn't cure you
... but who cares!
All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had to have them for
a maximum performance. Great to 'smooth' the voice.
popular for children in 1885. Not only did they relieve the pain, they
made the children very happy!
sure this would make any kid sleep well. (Not only the Opium, but also
the 46% alcohol.)
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