When Medicines Were Simple & Effective..


Bayer's heroin: Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine. It was also used to treat children with strong cough.


Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of it's time. Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him


For Inhaling IF You Have Asthma


Cocaine tablets(1900) - All stage actors, singers, teachers, and preachers had to have them for a maximum performance

Ahh…thanks to medical research, we have better alternatives nowadays. But are all of today’s products free from side-effects?

(Thanks to Ron in Vancouver for the material)

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2 responses

  1. Doc,
    Don’t mind taking the Mariani wine to prevent Swine flu….and get a high to boot!!

  2. Talk about the cocaine tablets, during my school days, we were popping hacks (the black hot strong one) in the exam hall to keep us awake and alert. Maybe 100 years from now , it will be banned due to high sugar content …( and another doctor will blog about it (it’s in every pupil’s pocket !!)

    Thanks for the nice info.


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