Thursday, June 25, 2009

Old School "Medicine" Ads

cocaine, heroin, morphine, Quaalude and cigarettes were
"Not recommended for children under 6."
Lloyd Cocaine Toothache Drops
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.
Metcalf's Coca Wine
Coca wine combined wine with cocaine, producing a compound now known as cocaethylene, which, when ingested, is nearly as powerful a stimulant as cocaine.
Vin Mariani Wine
The marketing efforts for coca wine focused primarily on its medicinal properties, in part because it didn't taste very good
Bayer Heroin
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.
Smith Glyco-Heroin
Pantopon Roche Injectable Opium
"Try Pantopon in place of morphine for dependable, optimum relief of pain."
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
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.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
Contained 65 mg of morphine per fluid ounce. "For children teething."
"Now the physician has one less tired, sleepy and apprehensive patient to contend with."
Dr. Batty's Asthma Cigarettes
Anheuser-Bush's Malt-Nutrine
Pabst Extract
Kimball White Pine and Tar Cough Syrup
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