COCA WINE, ANYONE?
Metcalf's Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines with cocaine. No wonder people used to explain that it made them happy and worked as a medicinal treatment.
MARIANI WINE WAS THE MOST FAMOUS WINE OF ITS TIME.
(1875). Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time. He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a Vatican gold medal.
MALTINE WAS PRODUCED BY MALTINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF NEW YORK.
It was suggested that one should take a full glass with or after every meal.
Children should take only half a glass.
C.F. BOEHRINGER & SOEHNE OF MANNHEIM, GERMANY
was proud of being the biggest producers in the world of products containing quinine and cocaine.
OPIUM FOR ASTHMA? OH YES.
At. 40% alcohol plus 3 grams of opium per tablet, it didn't cure you...but you didn't care!
COCAINE TABLETS WERE KNOWN AS "AFFECTIONS DE LA GORCE"
All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had to have them for a maximum performance. Great to 'smooth' the voice.
VERY POPULAR FOR CHILDREN IN 1885 WERE COCAINE TOOTHACHE DROPS. Not only did they relieve the pain, they made the children very joyful!
OPIUM FOR NEWBORNS WAS MADE BY STICKNEY AND POOR'S AND WAS CALLED PAREGORIC ACID. This would make anyone sleep well. Not only the Opium,but also the 46% alcohol.
IT'S NO WONDER THEY WERE CALLED "THE GOOD OLD DAYS"!