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Bert Christensen's
Truth & Humour Collection
Treatments from Our Great Granny's Time
Very Effective Medications
Bayer Heroin

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 with strong cough
Bayer Heroin 
Coca Wine

Metcalf 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.
Coca Wine
Mariani wine

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.
Mariana Wine

Produced by Maltine Manufacturing Company of New York.

It was suggested that you should take a full glass with or after every meal.
Children should take half a glass.
A Paper Weight:

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.
Paper Weight
Opium for Asthma:

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Cocaine tablets (1900)

All stage actors, singers teachers and preachers had to have them for a maximum performance.

Great to "smooth" the voice.
Cocaine Tablets
Cocaine drops for toothache

Very popular for children in 1885.

Not only they relieved the pain, they made the children happy!
Cocaine Drops
Opium for newborns

I'm sure this would make them sleep well (not only the Opium, but 46% alcohol!)
Opium for Newborns