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Cocaine - A Natural Scourge

25 Mar 2021

While walking around the exhibit hall at an agricultural conference a few years ago, when we could still travel, I perused the usual displays of farming equipment and industry booths promoting...

Caffeine is considered a hard drug and cannabis a soft one?

29 Nov 2017

If you ask almost anyone if they know what a hard drug is, they’ll nod enthusiastically. Ask them to define a hard vs a soft drug however and the nodding might stop.

What natural substance was the first local anesthetic to be introduced into medicine?

20 Mar 2017

Cocaine. Credit for the discovery of cocaine as a local anesthetic is usually attributed to Dr. Carl Koller, an Austrian opthamologist who in 1884 demonstrated that dropping a solution of cocaine...

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