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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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Anatomy is destiny. - Sigmund Freud

The first wealth is health. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time is generally the best doctor. - Ovid

The best doctor gives the least medicines. - Benjamin Franklin

God is a concept by which we measure our pain. - John Lennon

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. - Max Eastman

A little chocolate a day keeps the doctor at bay. - Marcia Carrington

A man without a woman is like a neck without a pain. - WC Fields

Champions expect pain, endure pain, and never complain. - Unknown

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

Restore a man to his health, his purse lies open to thee. - Robert Burton

If we become ill, modern medicine can work healing miracles. - Joseph B Wirthlin

A doctor whose breath smells has no right to medical opinion. - Martin H. Fischer

Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends. - Tom Waits

Where there is laughter there is always more health than sickness. - Phyllis Bottome

There is no curing a sick man who believes himself to be in health. - Henri Amiel

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

Joy is more divine than sorrow, for joy is bread and sorrow is medicine. - Henry Ward Beecher

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love. - Sophocles

Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger. - Allen Klein

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

Health is like money - we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it. - Josh Billings

You purchase pain with all that joy can give and die of nothing but a rage to live. - Alexander Pope

Everybody has losses - it's unavoidable in life. Sharing our pain is very healing. - Isabel Allende

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body. - Joseph Addison

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

A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness. - Elaine MacDonald

The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes. - Mark Twain

Inherited wealth is a big handicap to happiness. It is as certain death to ambition as cocaine is to morality. - William K Vanderbilt

Even if the doctor does not give you a year ... make one brave push and see what can be accomplished in a week. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health. - Julia Child

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When character is lost, all is lost. - Rev. Billy Graham

Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. - Mark Twain

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

The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth. - Unknown

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing. - Norman Cousins

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

Do something everyday that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. - Mark Twain

When I was born the doctor came out to the waiting room and told my father, "We did everything we could... but he pulled through." - Rodney Dangerfield

A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill. - Martin H. Fischer


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