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Posted By: Jack Campin
18-Jan-13 - 09:07 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Soldier's Joy
Subject: RE: Origins: Soldier's Joy
This includes a fair bit of reliable information about morphine use during the Civil War:

http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/History/soldis.htm

The hypodermic had been invented by then, but wasn't used much till near the end of the war. The cheapest and easiest way to administer morphine was to rub the powder into an open wound.