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What was the name of the 19th century popular medicine for kids that included morphine?
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
The formula consisted of morphine sulphate (65 mg per fluid ounce), sodium carbonate, spirits foeniculi, and aqua ammonia. It was claimed that it was "likely to sooth any human or animal", and it effectively quieted restless infants and small children especially for teething.
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