- Jul 1, 2002Carl, 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. :)
--- 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-
> plants may not really have lead to modern use of the substance:
> --- In civilwarwest@y..., "WmHiram" <wmhiram@y...> wrote:
> > Um, James, I don't know where you got your medical information
> > belladonna is NOT the main ingredient in aspirin. Aspirin
> > out as a brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, and was synthesized
> > 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
> > 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
> > alcohol
> > > or bite on this.
> > > And devil take the hindmost.
> > > The sutler had patent medicines and they varied depending on
> > or
> > > supplier.
> > > but the main ingredient in aspirin is belladonna and that drug
> > been in
> > > use since the middle ages although it is a deadly poison if
> > 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
> > > affliction
> > > was brought on by chicken pox or youthful cavorting, it
> > dreadful.
> > > Did we even have aspirin yet? Poor guy.
> > > ~Madelon
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