TURKISH OPIUM FOR BRITAIN: THE USE OF OPIUM IN BRITISH MEDICINE, UK, 1943
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A scene in a retail chemist's shop, showing the chemist making up a doctor's prescription from galenicals received from a manufacturing chemist. Galenicals are concentrated extracts from which prescriptions can be made, and, according to the original caption, arrive at the chemist "as tincture of opium, concentrated tincture, liquid extract, soft extract, dried extract or compound tincture with camphor and aniseed". A serviceman can be seen at the counter, asking for a prescription from the assistant. The original caption also states that: "Opium appears in most medicine prescribed for coughs, asthma, and sore throats. It is also used in analgesic tablets to relieve headaches and pain".