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Maltine - With Coca Wine

Maltine-With Coca Wine

In the days before hypodermic needles caused people to become addicted to cocaine, the substance was used in various products.  One of those products was a coca wine made by the Maltine Manufacturing Company in New York.

There is a dosage noted on the back of this bottle:

A wine glass full with, or immediately after, meals. Children in proportion.

At the time, people used malt extract and alcoholic beverages for their presumed health-promoting and medicinal benefits.  This wine combines those “medicines” into one product.


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Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.

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