Tools of Ancient Roman medicine ~ Medical instruments from the Roman Empire show that Roman doctors had many surgical skills. However, the Romans' major contribution was in public health - good plumbing kept Romans healthy!
Antique Bayer Heroin Bottle - By heroin, which was often advertised as a cough suppressant, could only legally be obtained in the US with a prescription. Heroin was banned for medicinal use in the US in
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.