Kōrero: Drugs

Advertisement for a patent medicine

Advertisement for a patent medicine

This poster advertised a patent medicine made by a Dunedin Chemist, Loasby's, in the 1890s. The medicine claimed to cure nervousness, exhaustion, indigestion, constipation and a sluggish liver. Such patent medicines were widespread in colonial New Zealand, and usually they included opium as one of their ingredients, and sometimes cannabis.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
Reference: 1981/106/1

Permission of Toitū Otago Settlers Museum must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Drugs - Colonial drug-taking', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/39557/advertisement-for-a-patent-medicine (accessed 13 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013