Mrs Winslows soothing syrup

Aqua glass bottle/ phial for ‘Mrs Winslow’s Soothing Syrup, Curtis and Perkins Proprietors’. By the late 1870s, soothing preparations for infants were already notorious for the harm they could cause. Many contained opiates/ morphine. They helped quieten bawling infants during teething. Mrs Winslow’s, however, earned the nickname ‘baby killer’ because not every baby woke from its effects.


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June 23, 2019

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