Stories from the Collection: Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup

In this episode of “Stories from the Collection,” the DEA Museum looks back on Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup, a patent medicine that contained morphine. The syrup was first introduced in the 19th century and marketed to calm small children, clean teeth, and freshen breath. Learn how the syrup’s manufacturers advertised the product and why it was removed from consumers’ shelves in the 20th century.

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