"Victorian syringe case for cocaine by Science Museum London.  An interesting article on the Addictive History of Medicine is here, mentioning Holmes, of course." cocaine was used as a normal remedy for colds, and it was also used as a literary vice, used by Conan Doyle, when writing the famous 'Sherlock Holmes' #apeurovictoria

"Victorian syringe case for cocaine by Science Museum London. An interesting article on the Addictive History of Medicine is here, mentioning Holmes, of course." cocaine was used as a normal remedy for colds, and it was also used as a literary vice, used by Conan Doyle, when writing the famous 'Sherlock Holmes' #apeurovictoria

Hyde Park Music Festival, July 1969

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Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

Credit: Horace Warner/The Religious Society of Friends in Britain A view of Union Place in Spitalfields

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