Daily Archives: July 1, 2015

Eighteenth-Century Patent Medicines: Kill or Cure?

Recently, someone tweeted an image of a label of Victorian cough-medicine, showing its main ingredients were cannabis, cocaine and chloroform! I imagine it didn’t so much stop your cough as render you swiftly insensible to any kind of throat-tickle – … Continue reading

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