The Good Old Days



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"The Good Old Days"
Have you ever wondered why our great grandparents all had such fond memories of their youth?

Well... I'm surprised they remembered anything at all!!!

Forget Tums & Tylenol.

Forget Aleve & Benadryl

Look at the cool stuff they had back then! 

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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. 
Maltine

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Produced by the Maltine Manufacturing Company of New York 
It was suggested that you should take a full glass with or after every meal. Children should only take half a glass. 
A paperweight
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A paperweight 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 newborns
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I'm sure this would make them sleep well.
Not only the Opium, but also the 46% alcohol 



It's no wonder they were called,
"The Good Old Days"





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