, Grande Dame of the Underworld and CEO of Bare Bones Tours plc headed the carnival parade herself, in an unprecedented appearance this side of the River Styx.
Thomas de Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater was published in 1821 and details the author's descent into dependence on laudanum
, a form of opium.
hopelessly addicted to laudanum
they had first sampled in Civil War field hospitals.
Nellie Pope was so unhinged by the sentence that she arrived in Jackson for registration drunk with laudanum
Begone," bellowed Mr Patel before turning to one of the old dears and asking: "Your usual file of laudanum
, Mrs Trickett?
Opium, often in the form of liquid laudanum
, was prescribed for numerous complaints from insomnia toothache.
I think it's a remnant of the patent-medicine era, when so-called snake oil salesmen peddled various cure-alls that were typically just water or alcohol laced with laudanum
, cocaine, or something truly bizarre (or nothing at all).
This was a much more peaceful country when marijuana and coca leaves and laudanum
could be freely purchased by adults in America's pharmacies and grocery stores, from 1620 to at least 1916, the way we buy beer and wine and coffee today.
Abraham Wood took laudanum
to keep him awake during a 24 hour walking race in London in 1807 and competitors in six day bicycle races in America in the late 19th century took nitroglycerine to stimulate the heart.
was a 10 percent solution of opium powder in alcohol, widely used to treat everything from pain and insomnia to female disorders.
We're leaving behind our laudanum
, legionnaire, chimbley sweep-referencing ways.
She] replied jokingly that [she] was not even thinking of Laudanum
& the truth--that [she] thought the Draught spoilt, which caused [her] inquiry.