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Bayer 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.

WARNING: YOU WON'T BELIEVE THESE HYSTERICAL VINTAGE ADS!

Heroin - by Bayer, the trusted name in pain relief. 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

Bayer Heroin - wait!! WHAT??

Antique Bayer Heroin Bottle - By heroin, which was often advertised as a cough suppressant, could only legally be obtained in the US with a prescription. Heroin was banned for medicinal use in the US in

@1880 It was legal & used publicly

Cocaine was legal in the US until 1914 - would make a cheeky sugar jar :)

THERE ARE NO WORDS..

When was the last time you saw a baby pitch cigarettes? Before cigarette smoking was determined to cause lung and other types of cance.

"May be habit forming"... ya think?!

Heroin with Alcohol and Croloroform(? another form of chloroform)- early medicines could "cure" by sedating you

Obesity Soap - gotta get some of this

Big claims: 'Fat is folly', screams one advert, which claims the La Parle Obesity Soap can reduce fat without 'dieting or gymnastics'

Paregoric, developed in the early 18th century and still available today, was once a mainstay of treating colic.

Stickney and Poor's Paregoric was a mixture of opium and alcohol. Doses for infants, children, and adults are given on the bottle, starting at babies 5 days old. Mothers rubbed this on their babies gums for teething. My mom told me about this stuff!

1882

Timeline of Events in the History of Drugs

Napoléon (1769 - 1821) - la 1ère photo date de 1826 !!! parJoseph Nicéphore Niépce - Cet enfant est déguisé !!!

First photo of Napoleon Bonaparte aged - Who writes these captions? There are no photographs of Napoleon Bonaparte because photography wasn't invented until after his death.

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