RE: [CR]questions about racing in the 30's

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Subject: RE: [CR]questions about racing in the 30's
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 20:33:02 -0700
Thread-Topic: [CR]questions about racing in the 30's
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From: "Mark Bulgier" <Mark@bulgier.net>
To: "marc garcia" <marcgarcia80@ameritech.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Marc Garcia asked
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> Also, there was a reference to doping in the 30's.
> What substance was used to "dope?"

Two Web sources I just looked up said amphetamines were invented in 1887 or 1930 - the 1930 one seemed more rigorously scientific. The 1897 one was talking about ma huang and ephedra and may have been using the term amphetamine when they really meant a precursor to it.

Anyway even if it was invented in 1930, that's early enough for it to have been used in sports in the '30s.

"Who put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine?" came out in 1944.

-Mark Bulgier
Seattle WA USA