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The Right Chemistry: A history of morphine
In the 16th century, Swiss-German physician and alchemist Paracelsus, perhaps best known for his dictum, “only the dose makes the poison,” discovered that opium was more soluble in alcohol than water and recommended a solution he called “laudanum” ...
Opioid abuse spreads; Montana teen abuse numbers up
They are one of the world's oldest numbing painkillers dating as far back as the 1500s when Laudanum was used as an analgesic. Heroin, which is an opium derivative, was actually introduced into the U.S.
When Sipping Tea Was A Socially Ruinous Act
The stronger the tea, the greater the magnetism of brainless, suffocating luxury." The last time she meets Selden, Lily declines his offer of tea, stating, “No: I drink too much tea.
'Constance Fenimore Woolson' and 'Miss Grief and Other Stories'
Except for one important incident: In Venice in early 1894, worried about her finances, exhausted after the completion of a fourth novel, weakened by illness and relying on laudanum to sleep, Constance Woolson either fell or jumped from the third-story ...
The Debate of Dicks
I will grant you that there isn't enough laudanum in the world to erase entirely the memory of how He, Trump discussed the strength of Little Donald in a debate between what were alleged to be the Republican candidates for president.

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