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Friday, June 03, 2011

Why everyone in the 20th century was high.

A bottle of Bayer's 'Heroin'.
Between 1890 & 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitutefor morphine.
It was also used to treat children suffering with a strong cough.

Coca Wine.
Metcalf's 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.
Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of its 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..

Opium for Asthma
At 40% alcohol plus 3 grams of opium per tablet,
It didn't cure you, but you didn't care...

Cocaine Tablets (1900)
All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had to have them for a maximum performance. Great to 'smooth' the voice.

Cocaine drops for toothache
Very popular for children in 1885.
Not only did they relieve the pain, they made the children very happy!

Opium for newborns
I'm sure this would make them sleep well
(not only the Opium, but also 46% alcohol)!

Got sent this lovely information in an email with pictures.
If you want it i'll forward it on :)


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