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Laudanum~perhaps not the most permissible of medications in Victorian England. Laudanum was also known as Tincture of Opium, then legal, and was used to treat various ailments from headaches to bouts of coughing. Laudanum generally contained ten percent of powdered Opium. Makes you wonder how anything got done in the Era! (Information paraphrased from Wikipedia.com)

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1898 Victorian Medical Nursing Print Nurses Making Up Hospital Bed Patient Bed Making Antique Book Plate

1898 "The Arrangement of the Sick-Bed". ( AKA how to make a bed with a sick person lying in it)

Dr. Clelia Mosher - 1892 Dr. Clelia Mosher (1863 - 1940) was a brilliant and extraordinary woman who made debunking the claims of Victorian medicine regarding the frailty of the female body her life's work.

Victorian syringe case for cocaine by Science Museum London. An interesting article on the Addictive History of Medicine is here, mentioning Holmes, of course.

"Ergot is derived from a fungus and it was used by midwives and doctors in the 1800s to promote contractions in birthing women. Directions on this bottle state the content was only to be used under medical supervision. Ergot also stopped bleeding after childbirth, but was also a traditional remedy to induce abortions."