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The Good Old Days

Instantaneous invigorators and cures of the 1900's

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

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 a strong cough

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

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

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

Mariani wine was the most famous Coca wine around 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

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

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

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

Opium for Asthma - Considered safe since it contained no more than 40% alcohol opium

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

Cocaine Tablets - All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had to have them in the 1900's for a maximum performance. Great to 'smooth' the voice

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

Cocaine Toothache Drops - This would make them sleep well - Opium with 46% alcohol

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

Opium for Newborns - Very popular for children in 1885. Not only did they relieve the pain, they made the children happy

No wonder they were called 'The Good Old Days'!

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The first wealth is health. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Society is a hospital of incurables. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

God heals, and the doctor takes the fees. - Benjamin Franklin

The way a doctor writes out a subscription. - Archie Bunker

Leaders don't inflict pain; they share pain. - Max Depree

Whoever called it necking was a poor judge of anatomy. - Groucho Marx

Hope is medicine for a soul that's sick and tired. - Eric Swensson

After two days in hospital I took a turn for the nurse. - WC Fields

A half doctor near is better than a whole one far away. - German Proverb

Through pain I've learned to comfort suffering men. - Virgil

Why is it we never get our bad medicine in small doses? - Edmund H North

No man is a good doctor who has never been sick himself. - Chinese Proverb

Our health is a voyage and every illness is an adventure story. - Margiad Evans

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. - William Osler

The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir. - Thomas Fuller

I do believe that laughter is the best medicine - it cures everything. - Radhika Apte

The great art of life is sensation; to feel that we exist, even in pain. - Lord Byron

The best way to reduce the cost of medical care is to reduce the illness. - Arlen Specter

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. - Henry Ward Beecher

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. - William Penn

Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents. - Peter Mere Latham

It is my custom to call this book 'An Anatomy of All the Parts of the Soul.' - John Calvin

Having insurance doesn't guarantee good health outcomes, but it is a critical factor. - Irwin Redlener

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon. - Dag Hammarskjold

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. - Buddha

I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it "content." - Lauren Bacall

Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor. - Abe Lemons

Following his doctor's orders, Nikita (Khrushchev) has cut his drinking in half. He's leaving out the water. - Bob Hope

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. - Orison Swett Marden

Despite all our toil and progress, the art of medicine still falls somewhere between trout casting and spook writing. - Ben Hecht

Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating. - Richard Neville

Medicine is the restoration of discordant elements; sickness is the discord of the elements infused into the living body. - Leonardo da Vinci

Only one rule in medical ethics need concern you: that action on your part which best conserves the interest of your patient. - Martin H. Fischer

You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned. - Fay Weldon

A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession. - Martin H. Fischer

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not. - Mark Twain

I worked in a health food store once. A guy came in and asked me, "If I melt dry ice, can I take a bath without getting wet?" - Steven Wright


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