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(Daily Mail)   Old school: rubbing whiskey on your teething baby's gums. New school: using heroin   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 20
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2013-01-15 03:27:14 PM  
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2013-01-15 01:53:23 PM  
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No that is even more old school than whiskey subby. I used to work at a historic park with homes and businesses from the 1800's and the Dr.s office was full of old boxes labelled to be used for everything from the vapors to colicky babies and many of them contained laudanum, essence of poppy or tincture of opium
2013-01-15 05:18:36 PM  
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2013-01-15 05:13:42 PM  
2 votes:
New school, old school, whichever, I'm never going back.
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/william & mary won't do
2013-01-15 04:49:51 PM  
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Oh diamorphine, why do you have to actually work? Otherwise we could still use you for what you're good for

/Problem was dosage
//That and mum being a junkie.
2013-01-15 03:39:35 PM  
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2013-01-15 02:44:56 PM  
2 votes:
Paregoric for me and mine, thankyouverymuch.

/off my lawn
2013-01-15 11:37:42 PM  
1 votes:
I guess it would be laudanum that I saw being made. I remember some old folks making the stuff years ago. Mind you I am young so the last time I saw a batch being brewed was in the late 80's or early 90's. Those people have long since passed on, but it is part of a far older history. Yes it is/was very illegal, but it worked and had been done for generations. Still don't do it. In fact nobody seemed to question it and the practice just died with the old folks. The price of heroine means the method I describe takes far more effort and time then going to a shady street corner with $10. So addicts will turn to pills or actual heroine. This was simply a form of "medicine" I remember from childhood being practiced by those that stuck to old ways. I am sure this is done the world round with endless variants and additives . No I won't give exact details because it is illegal and this is just what I recall from childhood.

Here is what I remember. Poppies are best harvested around summer's start, used to see the pods hanging from houses. After the petals fell off and the pods swelled. They were cut down and dried upside down in bunches for a few weeks. After that many were busted open, the seeds collected and used. The "straw" was collected and placed in a large pot. Some were kept intact and sold as is or used in displays. The rest of the poppies were crushed and tossed with the straw, seeds and all. All this was mixed in the large pot with high proof alcohol. This sat for some time before a top was attached the the whole broth was slightly heated, really just kept warm. After a few days or longer the whole mixture was strained and the liquid was then lightly boiled. It got darker in color and I am guessing far far more potent. This was then bottled. It was used as pain and cough medicine. It was also a wonder drug for diarrhea. I have no doubts that there were a few addicts. Still it took a lot of effort for a small amount of product.

old as poppies in dirt.
/the actual method is well detailed in a family "cook book" right along with instructions on preparing opossum and house cat.
//The depression really did have an effect on them. however I don't think they were that depressed. lots of recipes on making booze too.
2013-01-15 10:13:47 PM  
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Richard Saunders: Paregoric for me and mine, thankyouverymuch.

/off my lawn


Yeah, I remember paregoric. I wasn't a big fan of it, thought it tasted awful. Not as bad as the nasty pink antibiotic, though.

Funny thing is, I don't remember it doing much good.
2013-01-15 07:44:43 PM  
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Great Porn Dragon: NuttierThanEver: No that is even more old school than whiskey subby. I used to work at a historic park with homes and businesses from the 1800's and the Dr.s office was full of old boxes labelled to be used for everything from the vapors to colicky babies and many of them contained laudanum, essence of poppy or tincture of opium

This--rubbing heroin on babby's gums comes from the days where heroin was actually an OTC drug (!) and commercial "soothing syrups" had enough H in it to make junkies jealous of the new addition to the family.

(On a darker note, apparently one of the things that led to the end of "soothing syrups" was its use in many a "baby farm" to kill off the "undesirables" unlikely to be adopted (read: Babbies Of Colour and/or babbies who were born with disabilities or even with noticeable large birthmarks and the like). In some cases this went on well into World War II, even.)


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2013-01-15 07:04:45 PM  
1 votes:
Surprised nobody has mentioned gripe water. Gin and sugar, what every baby needs. I had an aunt who used to shut her kids up with whiskey. Then one of them took up heroin independently. That same aunt tried to get my mom to adopt her(the aunts) youngest child in a prescription medication fuelled rage.
2013-01-15 05:00:00 PM  
1 votes:
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Also had difficulty distinguishing heroin from cocaine.
2013-01-15 04:07:53 PM  
1 votes:

Rumpertumpskin: Krokodil in my house... the drug that makes its own gravy.


OK now THAT is NASTY.
/I've read about it before here....UGH
2013-01-15 03:43:47 PM  
1 votes:
My son had his first tooth by 4 months, and almost a whole mouth full by 12 months (which is why my wife gave up breastfeeding by 6 months). We used Crown Royal for teething, kept a small bottle (mini-fridge size) in the diaper bag as well. Just wet your finger with it, and rub it on the gums. Worked like a charm. He also seemed to enjoy the taste of it as well.

My daughter on the other hand doesn't like the taste. Of course, she is an evil little ginger with the lungs of an opera singer and the disposition of a honey badger (I still love her with every fiber of my being, but I won't deny that she is a terror, the red hair goes down to the bone) so nothing really helps her anyway....

/she is getting better though
2013-01-15 03:43:46 PM  
1 votes:
When I was quite young, cough syrup at our house was a few tablespoons of orange juice with a little whisky and honey.


But let's NOT dose our babies with heroin, they stopped that for a reason.....along with opium, cocaine, laudanum, etc.
2013-01-15 03:35:18 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-01-15 03:32:33 PM  
1 votes:
Peregoric baby too.
2013-01-15 03:21:56 PM  
1 votes:
totally old school. My grandfather tells me of his mom giving them all spoons of opium at night to get them to sleep on occasion.
2013-01-15 02:50:42 PM  
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NuttierThanEver: Mugato: I find if the baby won't stop screaming, heroin relieves the tension. I still don't know what to do about the baby though.

Why is the baby crawling on the ceiling?


Hasn't learned to walk yet
2013-01-15 02:42:03 PM  
1 votes:
I find if the baby won't stop screaming, heroin relieves the tension. I still don't know what to do about the baby though.
 
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