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Figure 1-2 Preventive use of drugs. Dramamine is an over-the-counter drug that is taken to prevent motion sickness and vomiting. The word vomiting does not appear on the drug package, but the word antiemetic, which means pertaining to against vomiting, appears at the top right.
Figure 1-4 Foxglove plant. This beautiful wild flowering plant is commonly known as foxglove, but its scientific name is Digitalis lanata. The drug digitalis (which is no longer in use) came from this plant, as does the modern drug digoxin (Lanoxin), which is used to treat congestive heart failure.
Figure 1-7 Cocaine in a common drug. This 1885 advertisement was for the drug Cocaine Toothache Drops. It was not known at that time that cocaine was a highly addictive drug. Children as well as adults became addicted to this drug. National Library of Medicine.