150 years ago in The Sun June 28: MORPHINE CHOLERA...


June 26, 1999|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

June 28: MORPHINE CHOLERA PRESCRIPTION -- We yesterday copied from an exchange paper an extract of a letter from a Louisiana planter, who is also an eminent physician, recommending as a preparatory preventive of the cholera, a dose of five to ten or twelve grains of calomel, with ten or fifteen grains of morphine at night. Our attention has been called to the fact that this dose of morphine should be the tenth or fifteenth part of a grain. Newspaper prescriptions may be good but a typographical error like the above, if followed, would be more certainly fatal than the cholera itself.

100 years ago in The Sun

June 26: STOP THAT SLUMP! -- CINCINNATI, June 25. -- In a double-header here today the Cincinnati team gave the Orioles a good, strong shove downward toward the second division by winning both games.

50 years ago in The Sun

July 3: In anticipation of the three-day Fourth of July holiday, thousands of Marylanders yesterday began heading for their favorite vacation spots. The Pennsylvania Railroad put nineteen extra sections on its New York-Baltimore- Washington run yesterday.

Pub Date: 6/26/99

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