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The Good Old Days

Instantaneous invigorators and cures of the 1900's

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

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 with a strong cough

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

Metcalf's Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines with cocaine on the market. Everybody used to say that it would make you happy and it would also work as a medicinal treatment

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

Mariani wine was the most famous Coca wine around 1875. Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time. He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a Vatican gold medal

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

A paper weight promoting C.F. Boehringer & Soehne (Mannheim, Germany). They were proud of being the biggest producers in the world of products containing Quinine and Cocaine

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

Opium for Asthma - Considered safe since it contained no more than 40% alcohol opium

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

Cocaine Tablets - All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had to have them in the 1900's for a maximum performance. Great to 'smooth' the voice

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

Cocaine Toothache Drops - This would make them sleep well - Opium with 46% alcohol

The Good Old Days thanks to Gary Wilkes

Opium for Newborns - Very popular for children in 1885. Not only did they relieve the pain, they made the children happy

No wonder they were called 'The Good Old Days'!

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One doctor makes work for another. - English Proverb

I'm so mean, I make medicine sick. - Muhammad Ali

The best medicine is having a good wife. - Kin Hubbard

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. - Haruki Murakami

Pain and suffering are God's megaphone. - C S Lewis

After two days in hospital I took a turn for the nurse. - WC Fields

I am not into working out. My philosophy: no pain, no pain. - Carol Leifer

Our health is a voyage and every illness is an adventure story. - Margiad Evans

Fond of lawsuits, little wealth; fond of doctors, little health. - Hebrew Proverb

Mexican marijuana, which he called the schoolboy's consolation. - James Purdy

I do believe that laughter is the best medicine - it cures everything. - Radhika Apte

The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary. - Elbert Hubbard

Nobody likes insurance companies, especially health insurance companies. - P.J. O'Rourke

My doctor told me to watch my drinking. Now I drink in front of a mirror. - Rodney Dangerfield

The good-news stories in medicine are early detection, early intervention. - Thomas R Insel

Cocaine is God’s way of telling you you’re making too much money. - Robin Williams

Faith and knowledge lean largely upon each other in the practice of medicine. - Peter Mere Latham

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell

My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live. - Kanye West

My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast. Turned out to be a trick knee. - Phyllis Diller

You purchase pain with all that joy can give and die of nothing but a rage to live. - Alexander Pope

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom. - Thomas Huxley

Our marriage vows: till death do us part, for better for worse, in secrets and in health. - Archie Bunker

Having insurance doesn't guarantee good health outcomes, but it is a critical factor. - Irwin Redlener

Physiology is the stepchild of medicine. That is why Cinderella often turns out the queen. - Martin H. Fischer

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body. - Joseph Addison

I wonder why you can always read a Doctor's bill but you can never read his prescription. - Finley Peter Dunne

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea. - Pearl S. Buck

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead. - Thomas Paine

They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here? - Paul Harvey

Recommending gastric bypass as a national solution for our diabetes epidemic is bad medicine and bad economics. - Mark Hyman

The trouble with putting armor on is that, while it protects you from pain, it also protects you from pleasure. - Celeste Holm

God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain. - C S Lewis

My illness is due to my doctor's insistence that I drink milk, a whitish fluid they force down helpless babies. - WC Fields

The public blabbers about preventive medicine, but will neither appreciate nor pay for it. You get paid for what you cure. - Martin H. Fischer

While some pain is probably inevitable in all relationships, successful couples are usually the ones who are able to forgive. - Ilona Boniwell

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing. - Norman Cousins

I went to the doctor because I'd swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills. My doctor told me to have a few drinks and get some rest. - Rodney Dangerfield

Health is the finest possession. Contentment is the ultimate wealth. Trustworthy people are the best relatives. Unbinding is the supreme ease. - Buddha

In other industries, value is defined by the ultimate stakeholder - the one who benefits, or not, from the service. We should do the same in medicine. - Dave deBronkart


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