1859 CE
Cocaine is identified as substance that can have positive medicinal effects

Pablo Mantegazzo publishes a piece of work in which he describes the positive effects of coca, praising its ability to decrease fatigue, improve strength, elevate spirits and combat impotence.

Source: Austin, G. A. et al. (1979). Perspectives on the history of psychoactive substance use. NIDA.

Drugs: Coca (cocaine)
Regions: Italy
Topics: Medicinal use of drugs