Laudanum for pain, blue vitriol for running sores! Laudanum or paregoric elixir was a syrup made with opium. A few drops in a glass of water sent one to heaven. As to vitriol, it's more commonly known as sulfuric acid.
Laudanum, a solution of opium and alcohol, was commonly used as a painkiller and a sedative in and early America. In large doses it could also be used as a poison, and figured in several notorious murder cases.
Laudanum: alcoholic tincture of opium, sometimes sweetened with sugar (also called wine of opium). The century was marked by a widespread use: cheaper than a bottle of wine and not taxed as an alcoholic beverage. The addictive properties were not known.
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