The Addictive History Of Medicine: Opium, The Poor Child’s Nurse - Science Museum Blog

The Ebers papyrus tells us the Ancient Egyptians had an interesting way to deal with noisy crying babies: just give them a draft of opium. This practice was still very much use in the Victorian era, when it gained notoriety for the dangers the use of children’s opiates posed to general health. We kn…

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