Angelo Mariani, a French chemist, introduces Vin Mariani, a preparation of wine and coca that soon becomes very popular. Mariani is awarded a gold medal and cited "as a benefactor of humanity" by Pope Leo XIII.
Source: Austin, G. A. et al. (1979). Perspectives on the history of psychoactive substance use. NIDA.
|Drugs:||Coca (cocaine), Tobacco|