14 February 2007

Which President Did Coke?

Headline caught your attention, huh?

There is an interesting article in the Sunday edition of the Chicago Tribune.
Apparently in the 1860s, Abraham Lincoln purchased Cocoaine from a drugstore in Springfield. A historian, assuming it was a spelling error jumped to a headline, err. conclusion. After all, they couldn't spell well in the 1860s, now could they? And who hasn't had to do some interpretation when reading old records?

Read the article online. If you've seen my picture on this site, turns out I need some of the stuff ;-)

Makes a very good point about the importance of not jumping to conclusions.