Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Holmes

From: Ray Skirsky (
Date: 02 May 2002

At 10:29 PM 5/2/2002 +0000,Marianne Macdonald wrote:

>In 19th century Britain, what are nowadays hard and illegal drugs were
>acceptable medicines. They were NOT illegal. Queen Victoria was
>prescribed laudanum, which contains cocaine.

Minor quibble here (are quibbles hb?) but I believe laudanum contained opium, not cocaine.


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