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Ye olde historical diversions: would you like morphine with those fries?

Okay, if you’re a history geek like Mark, then you’ll enjoy this.

Did you know that in the 19th century, there were lots of psychotropic substances that were perfectly legal? In fact, some of them were even endorsed by such leaders at the Pope and Queen Victoria. (Which you’d know if you caught the Lost PowerPoints about that ol’ harpy.) For you parents, can you imagine a bullet-proof solution for when you’re baby is keeping you awake at night? Yep, just dose them with Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup, containing 65 miligrams of morphine per fluid ounce. Hmmm. Morphine.

You can find the psychotropic medicines and drinks here.

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  1. Holy Crap! “Soothing Syrup” indeed…

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