In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The dying were given water or brandy and had their pain eased by morphia.
- The sick man lay unutterably weak and spent, kept alive by morphia and by drinks, which he sipped slowly.
- At last, unable to bear her suffering, he and his sister Annie put an overdose of morphia in her milk.
- Surgeons would attempt to stupefy the patient with alcohol, opium, or morphia, but with little effect.
- But… he gave each of them a ‘shot’ of morphia, whereupon all traces of fatigue vanished.
- His mother was wasted and almost ashen in the morning with the morphia.
- Paul and Annie give her morphia to stop her pain.
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