A drug that started out as a "Cure-all", drug for the poor, who in the pre-20th century era were too uneducated and ignorant to understand that there was no such thing as a cure-all. Many died from overdosing because warning labels and instructions often didn't come with a bottle, it was made illegal in the US by about 1900. It had no real healing power, although it was one of the first widely accepted placeabos used.
A dangerous drug that doesn't appear to be in wide circulation anymore.
by Japanadan October 11, 2004
An opiate of the ninteenth century. Good times.
Let us procure some laudanum henry and be cultured. ha HA ha HA.
by a February 28, 2004