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03-31-2011, 10:34 PM
'Why Our Great-Grandparents Have Such Fond Memories Of Their Youth...'

(I'm surprised that they remember anything!!)

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

Coca Wine, anyone?

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Metcalf's Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines with cocaine on the market.

Everybody used to say that it would make you happy and it would also work as a medicinal treatment.

Mariani Wine.

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Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of it's time.
Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time.
He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a Vatican gold medal.


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Produced by the Maltine Manufacturing Company of NewYork.
It was suggested that you should take a full glass with or after every meal.
Children should only take half a glass.

A paper weight:

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A paper weight promoting C.F. Boehringer & Soehne ( Mannheim , Germany ).
They were proud of being the biggest producers in the world
of products containing Quinine and Cocaine.

Opium for Asthma:

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At 40% alcohol plus 3 grams of opium per tablet,
it didn't cure you, but you didn't care...

Cocaine Tablets (1900).

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All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had to have them for a maximum performance.
Great to 'smooth' the voice.

Cocaine drops for toothache.

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Very popular for children in 1885.
Not only did they relieve the pain, they made the children very happy!

Opium for new-borns.

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I'm sure this would make them sleep well (not only the Opium, but also 46% alcohol)!
It's no wonder they were called, 'The Good Old Days'!!
From cradle to grave...
Everyone Was Stoned!!!

03-31-2011, 11:32 PM
you would be surprised at the percentage of the current western population regularly using addictive analgesia such as codiene,oxycodiene, oxycontin etc there has been some interesting studies done on it. check your countries stats or let me know which country and I will post it.
On another tack and using stats from USA/AUST/CAN/UK/DEN/FRA/GER/SPAIN and compliing them (I did a research paper on it a couple of years ago)...Today over 60% of aged persons in care facilities are on antidepressants of some kind..However only 5 percent and 8% of these (5%=men/8%=women) are actually clinically diagnosed with depression or anxiety. We regularly/ twice a day chemically sedate these oldies to stop them complaining about their conditions of living....Benzo's anyone?
It get worse as the clients get older.
Moral: dont have an opinion if you are in a home and never ever complain!