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    Antique Medicine - I Guess I bought some HEROIN

    DILLS COUGH SYRUP - and the little bottle of pills is made out of ergot . wild wild stuff .

    link on ergot - In 1976 Linnda Caporael offered the first evidence that the Salem witch trialsfollowed an outbreak of rye ergot. Ergot is a fungus blight that forms hallucinogenic drugs in bread. Its victims can appear bewitched when they're actually stoned. Ergotthrives in a cold winter followed by a wet spring.
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    I'd be more worried about the chloroform if I ever had to take that snake oil.
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    what does 2 1/2 minims mean ?

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    Ergotamine is a main ingredient of LSD. Not just the witch trials but it is thought by some that the Spanish Inquisition was also fueled by a populace blasted on ergotamine from granaries. If that cough syrup is full it likely still works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojjax View Post
    what does 2 1/2 minims mean ?
    never been opened
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    My Dad worked at a boys reform school here in Wisconsin for 35 years. One thing that the “convicts” would do is hide rye bread and eat it when it had formed this fungus or whatever it is. Eventually, staff caught on when too many people were tripping and acting weird, so no more rye bread was served. Medicine of yesteryear was pretty sketchy stuff at best....

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDXMonster View Post
    My Dad worked at a boys reform school here in Wisconsin for 35 years. One thing that the “convicts” would do is hide rye bread and eat it when it had formed this fungus or whatever it is. Eventually, staff caught on when too many people were tripping and acting weird, so no more rye bread was served. Medicine of yesteryear was pretty sketchy stuff at best....
    Thanks !

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    Now that is some wild stuff. I would have bought it too....something about the statute of limitations?
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    A minim is 1/80 of a teaspoon. So 2-1/2 minum would be 1/32 of a tablespoon.

    And 1/18 of a grain is about 3.6 mg of heroin!
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    I'm not completely sure these are genuine period unopened bottles from the past. Looking around I am finding old bottles that state they have old style reproduction lables attached and sold as novelty items. I guess opening them and testing the content would prove otherwise or take a close look at the details in the paper lables and technique on how the printing was done. That old browning appearance on the paper labels is something that's often replicated to make a paper documents look old and rustic.

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    Here's the box it came in .
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    It amazes me that they would swallow that stuff. Nice bottles!
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    What language is on the back of the box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    What language is on the back of the box?
    German and Polish

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    Here's the side of the box , it says it's ''Pleasant to take an the children like it ''
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