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Victoria • 2 years ago

Gorgas Hospital, CZ. An infamous bottle that contained a morphine based syrup that was alleged to have sent babies off to sleep never to wake up. The bottle has embossed wording : Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup Curtis & Perkins Proprietors, with The Anglo American Drug Co. It is often referred to as a "baby killer" because of the belief that babies died after becoming addicted to teething syrups such as this.A fascinating bottle with a controversial history .

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