June 25, 2013
Vintage Medicine – Morphine, Meth, Weed, Cocaine, and Heroin on the menu
Morphine, meth, weed, cocaine and heroin are just a few of the medications used back in the day to cure things like sore throats and tooth aches. Yowza!
Lloyd Cocaine Toothache Drops
Cocaine was sold over-the-counter until 1914, which was otherwise known as the good old days.
“Not recommended for children under 6” WTH??!!
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup
With 65 mg of morphine per fluid ounce, it’ll cure the aches associated with teething, and life in general.
Originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in 1886 by John Pemberton. He used five ounces of coca leaf (141.7 g) per gallon of syrup in the first five years, but the company was bought by businessman Asa Griggs Candler in 1891, who claimed his formula contained only 0.5 ounces. (14.2 g)
A mixture of opium and alcohol helped infants and little children to fall asleep, eeeeeeek!!