I wonder what the “cure” was – morphine  or cocaine, perhaps?



5 thoughts on “Ladies…

  1. Laudanum…? Most likely it was nothing… You should read The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum. Fascinating stories of the birth of forensic science investigating how drugs were used to “cure” certain ails and MORE…


  2. Poor ‘ladies.’ They were probably desperate to try anything to get their husbands to stop drinking away the paycheck and beating them and the children.

    It may have been some sort of emetic, like ipecac syrup. Drink that with your whiskey and you’ll be on your knees next to the Porcelain Altar all night!


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