University of Otago student Jo Welson (left) and Professor Barbara Brookes carefully handle a bottle of chlorodyne, a common patent medicine in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was used to treat a range of health conditions, but its ingredients (including chloroform, morphine and extract of cannabis) made it both highly addictive and often fatal if taken in large doses.
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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 30 January 2010, p. 14
Photograph by Jane Dawber
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