C.F. Boehringer & Soehne Ferratin Lactophenin

"Ferratin and Lactophenin- This liquid was a special mix of cocaine and quinine laced with iron. It was one of the best sedatives around the turn of the century, so they said."

-from page A-4, How pharmacies have changed in The Daily Jeffersonian (May 13, 2009)

"Dr. Mantegazza announced as a result of the studies he made upon himself and verified upon other subjects [on] Coca, chewed or taken in a weak infusion... "The principal property of Coca, which is not to be found in any other remedy, consists in its exalting effect, calling out the power of the organism without leaving any sign of debility, in which respect Coca is one of the most powerful nervines and analeptics." From these conclusions he advocated the use of Coca in disorders of the alimentary tract, in debility following fevers, in anaemic [sic] conditions, in hysteria and hypochondriasis, even when the later has increased suicidal intent. He considered that Coca might be used with benefit in certain mental diseases where opium is commonly prescribed, and was convinced of its sedative effect in spinal irritation, idiopathic convulsions and nervous erethism, and suggested its use in the largest doses in cases of hydrophobia and tetanus."

-pp. 408 - 409, The History of Coca: The Divine Plant of the Incas by W. Golden Mortimer, M.D. (1974)

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