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December 19, 2008

Cocaine and Drug Products of the Past- Part 1

Cocaine, morphine, and even heroin were seen as miracle cures when they were first discovered. Substances prohibited today were legally available in the past, so until the late 1800, manufacturers proudly proclaimed that their products contained such drugs. Today we present you ten of this incredible old ads.

Cocaine toothache drops (c. 1885) were popular for children.
Not only would the medicine numb the pain, but it could also put the user in a "better" mood.

Bayer heroin bottle. From 1898 to 1910 heroin was marketed as a non-addictive morphine substitute and cough medicine for children!
I will show you all some more of the Drug Products of the Past on my next Post,. I hope you all enjoy this trip into the past of the Old Folks Remedies we used to all use in the past..

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