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Pemberton’s French Wine Coca

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– French wine coca is a mix of cocaethylene and French wine.
– Angelo Mariani created Vin Mariani in 1863, popular among literary figures.
– Dr. John Stith Pemberton made Pembertons French Wine Coca in response to Mariani’s success.
– Ulysses S. Grant used Pembertons French Wine Coca for throat cancer.
– Pemberton developed a non-alcoholic version, leading to the creation of Coca-Cola.

– Pembertons French Wine Coca was marketed as a patent medicine.
– Advertised as a cure for various conditions like nerve trouble, dyspepsia, and impotence.
– Suggested as a remedy for morphine addiction post-Civil War.
– Marketed mostly to upper-class intellectuals in urban environments.
– Claimed to treat mental and physical exhaustion, constipation, and headache.

– James Hamblin’s article on removing cocaine from soda.
– Howard Markel’s book “An Anatomy of Addiction.”
– Mike Haskins’ book “Drugs – a user’s guide.”
– article on Pembertons French Wine Coca and the Birth of Coca-Cola.
– Mark Pendergrast’s book “For God, Country and Coca-Cola.”

External Links:
– Pembertons French Wine (Coca-Cola precursor) Bottle on Collectors Weekly.
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Pemberton's French Wine Coca was a coca wine created by the druggist John Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola. It was an alcoholic beverage, mixed with coca, kola nut, and damiana. The original recipe contained the ingredient cocaethylene (cocaine mixed with alcohol), which was removed, just like the alcohol had before it, in 1899 because of a social stigma surrounding the rampant use of cocaine at the time.

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