In the late 1800s, one suffering from impotence, addiction to morphine, or belly aches might be prescribed John Pemberton’s French Wine of Coca. The wine concoction contained caffeine and 8 1/2 milligrams of cocaine (equivalent to snorting about 1/2 line). Though after 1903 you know it as Coca Cola.

In the late one suffering from impotence, addiction to morphine, or belly aches might be prescribed John Pemberton’s French Wine of Coca. The wine concoction contained caffeine and 8 milligrams of cocaine. After 1903 you know it as Coca Cola.

Woman wearing stencilled starch resist adire wrapper, Ila-Orangun, Nigeria, 1974. Photo by John Pemberton 111 from Abiodun, Pemberton and Beier, "Cloth Only Wears to Shreds" (2004)

Woman wearing stencilled starch resist adire wrapper, Ila-Orangun, Nigeria, by John Pemberton.

Confederate Army Colonel John Pemberton was wounded in the Battle of Columbus, Georgia in April 1865. He became addicted to morphine during his recovery. He invented Coca-Cola while trying to create something that would counteract his morphine addiction.

John Pemberton Biography - John Pemberton invented "Coca-Cola" John Stith Pemberton was the inventor of Coca Cola, perhaps the best known soft drink in the world today. Pemberton was

This Day in History: Civil War Veteran and Morphine Addict John Pemberton Invents Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : Believed to be the first coupon ever, this ticket for a free glass of Coca-Cola was first distributed in 1888 to help promote the drink. By the company had redeemed million

Just met up with John Pemberton at Coca-Cola World and I was hoping he would share the secret of Coca-Cola with me. 😂😂 #Nakanarilife #drooliusxspiki #cocacola #cocacolaworld #ATL #johnpemberton #youtuber #vlogger

Just met up with John Pemberton at Coca-Cola World and I was hoping he would share the secret of Coca-Cola with me. 😂😂 #Nakanarilife #drooliusxspiki #cocacola #cocacolaworld #ATL #johnpemberton #youtuber #vlogger

John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was a Confederate veteran and an American pharmacist, and is best known for being the inventor of Coca-Cola.

John Stith Pemberton (July 1831 – August was a Confederate veteran and an American pharmacist, and is best known for being the inventor of Coca-Cola.

The Invention of Coca-Cola    John Pemberton      In 1886, Coca-Cola was invented by a pharmacist named John Pemberton, otherwise known as "Doc." He fought in the Civil War, and at the end of the war he decided he wanted to invent something that would bring him commercial success.

Pharmacist Dr John Stith Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia, on May and carried the syrup to Jacobs' Pharmacy where it was added to carbonated water and sold for 5 cents a glass.

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