Brompton's mixture

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Bromp´ton's mixture


n.1.(Pharmacy) A mixture containing morphine and cocaine, and sometimes other narcotic substances, such as heroin, in an alcoholic solution, administered mostly to terminally ill patients, especially cancer patients, to relieve severe pain. Its use is not universally accepted as good medical practice.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"I would live my life as ever to the full and die, before the disease mounted its last attack, in my own home, in a chair on the lawn, with a brandy in my hand to wash down whatever modern version of the Brompton Cocktail some helpful medic could supply.
Instead of today's sophisticated armoury of drugs, cancer patients were given the Brompton Cocktail, a mix of three drugs that had unpleasant side effects and caused hallucinations, Rosemary, now 74 and living in North Cornelly, remembers.
The nuns did not stick to strict protocol; a modified 'Brompton cocktail' was administered every four hours by mouth then, if necessary, by injection.