- Jan 20, 2016
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- Y Cae Ras
Its a bit depressing."A substance that could “integrate shirkers, malingerers, defeatists and whiners” into the labour market might even be sanctioned. At a company called Temmler in Berlin, Dr Fritz Hauschild, its head chemist, inspired by the successful use of the American amphetamine Benzedrine at the 1936 Olympic Games, began trying to develop his own wonder drug – and a year later, he patented the first German methyl-amphetamine. Pervitin, as it was known, quickly became a sensation, used as a confidence booster and performance enhancer by everyone from secretaries to actors to train drivers (initially, it could be bought without prescription). It even made its way into confectionery. “Hildebrand chocolates are always a delight,” went the slogan. Women were recommended to eat two or three, after which they would be able to get through their housework in no time at all – with the added bonus that they would also lose weight, given the deleterious effect Pervitin had on the appetite. Ohler describes it as National Socialism in pill form."
And we still have anti-depressants today.
Only a few were wounded in that. Most of the nazis on morphine were on it from ww1. Back in those days if someone was on it they never took them off, even if they died in the 70s. Even in Australia.That Nazis wounded during their Putsch attempt were treated in the underground and stayed long time on opiates. Most never recovered from their addiction.
Watched a History Chan, Doc on the SS Units, it seems that they were given Meth when they were in Combat. Wow what a ride. I also remember the Medics giving us pills to stay awake and wonder if they might have been speed.