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Laudanum, Edward D. Depew & Co., about 1880-1900:
Laudanum, a solution of opium and alcohol, was commonly used as a painkiller and a sedative in 19th- and early 20th-century America. In large doses it could also be used as a poison, and figured in several notorious murder cases.
Dosage Instructions:
Three months old - 2 drops
One year old - 4 drops
Four years old - 6 drops
Ten years old - 14 drops
Twenty years old - 25 drops
Adult - 30 drops

Laudanum, Edward D. Depew & Co., about 1880-1900:

Laudanum, a solution of opium and alcohol, was commonly used as a painkiller and a sedative in 19th- and early 20th-century America. In large doses it could also be used as a poison, and figured in several notorious murder cases.

Dosage Instructions:

  • Three months old - 2 drops
  • One year old - 4 drops
  • Four years old - 6 drops
  • Ten years old - 14 drops
  • Twenty years old - 25 drops
  • Adult - 30 drops


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