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Any Strange Remedies
« on: April 10, 2009, 02:59:26 PM »

How did we get to where we are..............
 O0 O0


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Re: Any Strange Remedies
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2009, 03:00:39 PM »

Some more........

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Re: Any Strange Remedies
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2009, 03:34:31 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009, 07:03:08 PM »

Most students of the law will be familiar with the infamous "Carbolic Smoke ball case" as it forms a legal precedence of some significance.

However, for this topic its relevance is that in the 19th century this product was advertised as a cure all. You placed this bomb like contraption in the middle of the room, lit a fuse and it emitted carbolic fumes which - it was claimed - cured everything from toothace to ingrowing toe nails!

The gullibility of some folk is incredible.

I once prosecuted a case for a device which "....transformed your deadly dull black and white television into amazing colour". It was a bit of sticky plastic which you stuck onto the screen of your TV. the top third was blue, the middle third was red and the lower third was green. i just showed the court a TV sequence of a dentist operating, through this marvellous product and achieved an immediate conviction.

One week later I got letters from the public telling me it was a "marvellous invention"!

I rest my case your honour!

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Re: Any Strange Remedies
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2009, 08:37:50 PM »

Back in the 1800's Coca Cola used to have cocaine in it, that is how it got part of its name.


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Re: Any Strange Remedies
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2009, 08:47:11 PM »

You are right there Brian,when i visited the coca cola  museum in Atlantla,it was a medicinal drink to start with
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Re: Any Strange Remedies
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2009, 10:21:06 PM »

I think that back then there was a mixture of opium and alcohol called "Kendal Black" that Coleridge was addicted to.  He didnt dare sleep, because of the dreams.
In a supermarket offies section in Cyprus a couple of years ago I spotted Cannabis Absinthe.  In litre bottles
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Re: Any Strange Remedies
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2009, 10:23:26 PM »

I thought Coleridge wrote Xanadu under the influence! (the poem not the pop song!)

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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2009, 07:32:43 AM »

Coleridge was certainly addicted to opium. As CB said he was under the influence and writing when a messenger boy arrived and broke his concentration on "Xanadu".

But what a superb poet! Great chunks of "The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner" just became implanted in my memory the first time I read it......................

"The very deep did rot, oh Christ that ever this should be.
Yea slimy things with scaly legs crawled on a crystal sea
"...........................................or something like that.

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Re: Any Strange Remedies
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2009, 07:46:55 AM »

Not so strange
J COLLIS BROWN MIXTURE Liquid containing in each 5ml, anhydrous morphine 1mg, peppermint oil 1.5mcl in an aqueous base alleviation of diarrhoea symptoms. Adults the elderly and children over 12 yrs 10-15ml children 6-12: 5ml Dose may repeated once or twice at 4 hourly intervals if required. Caution: Consult doctor if symptoms persists. Not recommended for children under 6 years

I think it was taken off the market after a shop lifting ruling in the 80s
But you can buy it on-line.
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Re: Any Strange Remedies
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2009, 09:36:43 AM »

If you want interesting dreams,Ttesco Blue Shropshire cheese works well.

But don't blame me....

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Re: Any Strange Remedies
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2009, 07:32:12 AM »

Not a remedy but a con non the less was  here in Australia in one of the most popular magazines an advert appeared stating how this person could show you "How to cut all your bills in half" send $10. He sent you a pair of kiddies scissors and showed you how to fold your bills in half and cut along the fold. He made a lot of money until the law caught up with him.

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2009, 01:39:20 PM »

Early Explorers to South America reported that the local Indians used to tightly bind people having fits and mad men in a certain kind of rope to calm them down and effect a cure ...recent research has shown the rope to have been hemp and a derivative of it is know used in many sedatives
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Re: Any Strange Remedies
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2009, 05:06:08 PM »

Anyone remember Lyon (Lion) drawing ointment,,,,for getting those deep down splinters out of yer finger O0 O0
Better still, does anyone know where I can still get some {:-{ <:(
i've got a large one in my backside that could do with getting rid of?? {-) {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2009, 05:29:50 PM »

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i've got a large one in my backside that could do with getting rid of??

Now that DOES explain a lot Neil. Been there a while has it?  :}

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