Friday, 7 March 2014

Old legalised drugs that saved millions


Hi! Surprise revelation! There was no drug abuse back then.
Our great grandparents were so much happier than we are.
Have you ever wondered why our great grandparents all had such fond memories of their youth?

Well.......I'm surprised they remembered anything at all !!
Forget Tums & Tylenol. Forget Aleve & Benadryl.
Look at the cool stuff they had back then!


 
A bottle of Bayer's 'Heroin'. Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-additive substitute for morphine. It was also used to treat children suffering from a strong cough.
Metcalf's Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines with
cocaine in the market. Everybody used to say it would make
 you happy and it would work as a medicinal treatment.
Mariani Wine (1875) was the most famous coca wine of its time.
Pope Leo X111 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  you should take a full glass with or after
every meal. Children should only take half a glass.
A paper weight promoting C.F. Boehringer & Soehne (Mannheim, Germany). They were proud of being the biggest
 producer in the world of products
containing Quinine and Cocaine.
Cocaine Tablets (1900)
All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers have to have them
for a maximum performance. It's great to 'smooth' the voice.
Opium for asthma: At 40% alcohol, plus 3 grams of opium
 per tablet.....it didn't cure you but you didn't care!
Cocaine drops for toothache. Very popular with
children in 1885. Not only did they relieve the pain,
they made the children very happy.
Opium for newborns. I'm sure this will make them sleep well.
(Not only the opium, but also the 46% alcohol.
 
It's no wonder they were called:
"The Good Days."
From cradle to grave,
Every one is stoned.
 
Many thanks to Ron Lim for sharing
 
Alan CY Kok
 
 

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