Here is a snapshot of my life. I will talk about all aspects of my life here. Mainly, I will discuss my weight loss journey, my spiritual journey, movie reviews, book reviews, and whatever else that peaks my interest. I will also include some of my videos from my YouTube channel.
Monday, June 22, 2009
"Weed, Booze, Cocaine & Other Old School 'Medicine' Ads"
Weed, Booze, Cocaine and Other Old School "Medicine" Ads
In the US, cocaine was sold over the counter until 1914 and was commonly found in products like toothache drops, dandruff remedies and medicinal tonics.
From 1898 through to 1910, heroin was marketed as a cough suppressant by trusted companies like Bayer -- alongside the company's other new product, Aspirin.
Depending on which list of contents you reference, this cure for colds, coughs and "all diseases of the throat and lungs" contained either morphine or heroin.
Coca-Cola was invented in the late 1800s as a "coca wine" (see above) mix of wine and cocaine, but the alcohol and cocaine were later replaced with syrup and coca leaves, respectively. Nevertheless, typical coca wine claims of increased vitality remained for many years.