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  • WmHiram
    Jul 1, 2002
      Carl, thanks for the link. I glanced at it and it'll be worth
      reading at a time when I haven't expended all my brain power playing
      video games with the kids. :)

      Billie

      --- In civilwarwest@y..., "carlw4514" <carlw4514@y...> wrote:
      > James may have been thinking of willow bark, the ancient precursor.
      > However, the below suggests that ancient uses of salicylate-
      containing
      > plants may not really have lead to modern use of the substance:
      > http://www.mjm.mcgill.ca/issues/v02n02/aspirin.html
      > Carl
      >
      > --- In civilwarwest@y..., "WmHiram" <wmhiram@y...> wrote:
      > > Um, James, I don't know where you got your medical information
      but
      > > belladonna is NOT the main ingredient in aspirin. Aspirin
      started
      > > out as a brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, and was synthesized
      by
      > > the Bayer company in Germany in the 1890s.
      > >
      > > However, belladonna is still used today in the form of B&O
      > > (belladonna and opium) suppositories for stubborn cases of
      diarrhea.
      > > We haven't come that far after all. :)
      > >
      > > Gotta go, I'm at work right now, stolen moments are the sweetest!
      > >
      > > Billie
      > >
      > > --- In civilwarwest@y..., "ACES_DUGOUT" <acesdugout@c...> wrote:
      > > > Hi Y'all
      > > > The basic for the Field surgeon or most Medical service was
      ether,
      > > alcohol
      > > > or bite on this.
      > > > And devil take the hindmost.
      > > > The sutler had patent medicines and they varied depending on
      source
      > > or
      > > > supplier.
      > > > but the main ingredient in aspirin is belladonna and that drug
      has
      > > been in
      > > > use since the middle ages although it is a deadly poison if
      used
      > > improperly
      > > > or refined incorrectly it's been around a long time.
      > > > Yours in service
      > > > James
      > > >
      > > > <excert.>
      > > > I have to confess that this info makes me feel
      > > > sorry for JD. I never liked him and never will, but whether
      his
      > > > affliction
      > > > was brought on by chicken pox or youthful cavorting, it
      sounds
      > > dreadful.
      > > > Did we even have aspirin yet? Poor guy.
      > > > ~Madelon
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