That Was True Medicine
Did you know that todays cough mixture is much less intense than the actual syrup? Today this medicine is mostly without alcohol and any tranquilizer. It is even appropriate for diabetics. Another alternative version of todays cough mixtures are homoeopathic medicines which have been proved and tested for years.
Over 100 years ago the cough syrup was a ripsnorter. Not only alcohol was part of the medicine. It had much more powerful ingredients for example cannabis, chloroform and morphia sulph. It is no wonder that the people at that time did not have a problem to fall asleep.