Want to know what was in this amazing syrup? Well, one grain (65 mg) of morphine per fluid ounce, cannabis, heroin, powdered opium which are the active ingredients to put your little one to sleep. It also had sodium carbonate, spirits foeniculi, and aqua ammonia in it, because....why not? Removed from the market in 1938 after 89 years of service! :0

Hard to believe it once was a medicine!

Laudanum was a wildly popular drug during the Victorian era. It was an opium-based painkiller prescribed for everything from headaches to tuberculosis

Merck Cocaine 1882.

one night cough syrup. check out those ingredients

If anything will give your infant relief, it's Victor's formula...which included cannabis and chloroform. Also helped with the old "looseness of bowels" issue.

Mary Bell - child serial killer When she was 10, Mary Bell strangled a 4 year old boy named Martin Brown. When she was 11, she, along with a 13 year old friend killed another boy, this time a 3 year old named Brian Howe. They strangled him, and Mary carved an “M” into his stomach, cut off his hair, and mutilated his genitals. She was convicted shortly afterwards and served 12 years in prison, eventually she was released and granted permission to start life under a new name. She ...

Wow, 44% alcohol plus morphine... it may be habit forming, imagine that.

Ayds was an appetite-suppressant candy which enjoyed strong sales in the 1970s and early 1980s and was manufactured by The Campana Company. It was available in chocolate, chocolate mint, butterscotch or caramel flavors, and later a peanut butter flavor. The original packaging used the phrase "Ayds Reducing Plan vitamin and mineral Candy"; a later version used "appetite suppressant candy". The active ingredient was originally benzocaine, presumably to reduce the sense of taste to reduce eatin...

Vintage ad for whiskey toothpaste. They must use this on Mad Men

Seems a bit much.. but what ever lol

Vicks Formula 44 Cough Syrup - 1970

Marijuana has been medicine for all of human history.

Vintage Soda Pop Signs: 1938

In June 1936 Max Hahn his wife Emma were on a walk when they noticed a rock with wood protruding from its core. They decided to take the oddity home and later cracked it open with a hammer and a chisel.The rock encasing the hammer was dated back more than 400 million year; the hammer itself turned out to be more than 500 million years old. The hammer’s head, made of more than 96% iron, is far more pure than anything nature could have achieved without an assist from modern technology.

☤ MD ☞☆☆☆ Metcalf's Coca Wine was one of a large number of cocaine-containing wines available on the market. All claimed medicinal effects, although they were undoubtedly consumed for their "recreational" value as well.” Coca wine contained 30 grains of Erythroxylum coca (from which Cocaine is made) per ounce of wine

Child workers before Child Labor Laws

In 1966, David Reimer's circumcision was botched and he lost his penis to burns. Psychologist John Money suggested that David be given a sex change, his parents agreed. Money then used David to prove that gender identity was not inborn, but determined by upbringing. David was renamed Brenda and surgically altered to have a vagina. Brenda acted like a boy throughout childhood. At 14 Brenda was told the truth and decided to go back to being David. He committed suicide at the age of 38.

Stickney and Poor’s Paregoric was a mixture of opium and 46% alcohol. Used to heal ailments in both adults and children in the early 1900s.

Louisa May Alcott, nurse during the Civil War and well known author, wrote "Little Women"

An advert for Mrs Winslow's Soothing Syrup, a patent medicine of the late 19th century which contained morphine, and was used as a cure for teething troubles in infants Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2198086/Victorian-adverts-health-remedies-laden-cocaine-morphine-alcohol.html#ixzz25VokLgrQ