Kenneth Wright Sr.

Kenneth Wright Sr.

Kenneth Wright Sr.
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rubyroses:    Until 1924, you could buy Heroin in stores. There was heroin cough syrup, heroin lozenges and heroin tablets.The most amazing thing was that “Heroin” was a trademark of Bayer. Discovered by a British chemist in 1874, heroin was mass produced by German pharmaceutical company Bayer 14 years later. The name “Heroin” was inspired by the “heroic” fearlessness sensation users felt after using it. Pharmacists marketed heroin as an excellent pain killer...

Heroin - by Bayer, the trusted name in pain relief. 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.