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Miltown:

see meprobamatemeprobamate
, tranquilizing drug that acts as a depressant of the central nervous system and is commonly used in the treatment of anxiety and sometimes schizophrenia. Although meprobamate is chemically unlike barbiturates and has lower toxicity, it has similar pharmacological
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Paddy Joe MacMahon singing 'Sean O'Dhuibie in Friel's bar in Miltown Malbay is another.
Auden's famous characterization of this era as the "Age of Anxiety." Using historical records, Tone looks at how Hollywood culture and the popular press glamorized Miltown, "the fashionable pill." The book then follows the development of subsequent medications such as Valium and Librium, exploring issues such as gender differences in medication use, the marketing of these medications, shifting public attitudes toward tranquilizer use during the 1960s and '70s, and the public and political backlash against tranquilizers as their dangerous addictive potential became more widely recognized.
These shredders and The Turf were the first to put Miltown on the skate map.
On his 1950s TV show, Milton Berle jokingly called himself "Uncle Miltown," in praise of the drug that helped him cope with a stressful career.
The resulting pill, named Miltown after a local, bucolic village, entered the market quietly, but by the end of 1950 it had become a pharmaceutical sensation.
Miltown was invented in 1950 and went on the market in 1955; by 1956, "an astounding one in twenty Americans had tried it." Latter-day brand-identity consultants must cringe at its name, but its magic success ushered in our present era of ads that remind us, "Ask your doctor about ..." The drug was discovered by a socialist-empathizing Czech Jew who had become fascinated by the idea of a new class of sedatives after accidentally relaxing many mice while researching penicillin preservatives.
From Miltown to Xanax, Valium to Paxil, Andrea Tone's extensively researched book on the history of anti-anxiety drugs delves into the rise, fall and rise again of tranquilizers inside the complex sociohistorical context of the second half of the 20th century.
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WORCESTER Andrew ORourke, 83, of Miltown Malbay, Co.
The family seat was Miltown Castle, where George had been brought up.
He is contracted with Walt Disney, which has spent the last two years developing Miltown, an animated series about six multicultural kids, mostly African American, from New Orleans who are audacious spirits undaunted by impromptu journeys characters much like their creator.
"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball." When Jacques Barzun made this famous diagnosis of American life in 1954, Wallace Laboratories was preparing to introduce the nation to a new drug called Miltown. Marketed as a "tranquilizer," Miltown was the first prescription drug developed specifically for the anxiety of ordinary life.