Dover's Powder, a mix of opium and ipecac, used to treat colds during the Civil War

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Title

Dover's Powder, a mix of opium and ipecac, used to treat colds during the Civil War

Subject

Civil War, Drugs

Description

A bottle of Dover's Powder, a combination of opium and Ipecac that was used on soldiers for colds.

Source

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Contributor

http://cbsnews2.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2011/07/25/5a4bfa6e-a643-11e2-a3f0-029118418759/resize/620x465/46950b40d2918e9165bec4e1d09b65b0/civilwar-doverspowders_1.jpg

Citation

“Dover's Powder, a mix of opium and ipecac, used to treat colds during the Civil War,” Digital Exhibits, accessed January 16, 2021, http://digitalexhibits.libraries.wsu.edu/items/show/5723.