John Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola, died penniless and addicted to morphine

John Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola, died penniless and addicted to morphine

John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was a Confederate veteran and an American pharmacist, and is best known for being the inventor of Coca-Cola.

John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was a Confederate veteran and an American pharmacist, and is best known for being the inventor of Coca-Cola.

The Invention of Coca-Cola    John Pemberton      In 1886, Coca-Cola was invented by a pharmacist named John Pemberton, otherwise known as "Doc." He fought in the Civil War, and at the end of the war he decided he wanted to invent something that would bring him commercial success.

The Invention of Coca-Cola John Pemberton In 1886, Coca-Cola was invented by a pharmacist named John Pemberton, otherwise known as "Doc." He fought in the Civil War, and at the end of the war he decided he wanted to invent something that would bring him commercial success.

Woman wearing stencilled starch resist adire wrapper, Ila-Orangun, Nigeria, 1974. Photo by John Pemberton 111 from Abiodun, Pemberton and Beier, "Cloth Only Wears to Shreds" (2004)

Woman wearing stencilled starch resist adire wrapper, Ila-Orangun, Nigeria, 1974. Photo by John Pemberton 111 from Abiodun, Pemberton and Beier, "Cloth Only Wears to Shreds" (2004)

In the late 1800s, one suffering from impotence, addiction to morphine, or belly aches might be prescribed John Pemberton’s French Wine of Coca. The wine concoction contained caffeine and 8 1/2 milligrams of cocaine (equivalent to snorting about 1/2 line). Though after 1903 you know it as Coca Cola.

In the late 1800s, one suffering from impotence, addiction to morphine, or belly aches might be prescribed John Pemberton’s French Wine of Coca. The wine concoction contained caffeine and 8 1/2 milligrams of cocaine (equivalent to snorting about 1/2 line). Though after 1903 you know it as Coca Cola.

La création du Coca-Cola par John Pemberton

La création du Coca-Cola par John Pemberton

TODAY EVERYTHING IS COOL ABOUT COCA COLA ON MARCH 29,1866 WHEN A PHARMACIST JOHN PEMBERTON MIXED UP THE FIRST BATCH OF SODA DRINK IN HIS BACK YARD.  IT WAS USED TO EASE HEADACHES AND CALM NERVES.   #Coca-Cola #cocacola #Coke #Cokebottle #cola #History #sodapop #sofrdrink

TODAY EVERYTHING IS COOL ABOUT COCA COLA ON MARCH 29,1866 WHEN A PHARMACIST JOHN PEMBERTON MIXED UP THE FIRST BATCH OF SODA DRINK IN HIS BACK YARD. IT WAS USED TO EASE HEADACHES AND CALM NERVES. #Coca-Cola #cocacola #Coke #Cokebottle #cola #History #sodapop #sofrdrink

This Day in History: Civil War Veteran and Morphine Addict John Pemberton Invents Coca-Cola

This Day in History: Civil War Veteran and Morphine Addict John Pemberton Invents Coca-Cola

John Pemberton, the man who invented Coca-Cola, changed the beverage market forever when he introduced the drink in 1886. Read his fascinating

John Pemberton, the man who invented Coca-Cola, changed the beverage market forever when he introduced the drink in 1886. Read his fascinating

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