Official year book of the commonwealth of australia. For many decades in the last century, bex was the painkiller you turned to for. Hercules rifle powders included lightning, sharpshooter, unique, 2400 and hivel no. Two brands, bex and vincents, have been taken by more than twothirds of analgesic habitues in this country 19, 21, 24, 27. Bex was introduced to the market in the 1930s in both powder and tablet form. From our dainty gum nuts and towering uluru to our worldclass sharks and opera house, marauding possums and poets, taking in gamechanging inventions such as the dualflush toilet and zinc cream, you will be amazed at what our sunburnt country has contributed to modern civilization barbies. This study examined agespecific incidence and prevalence of renal replacement therapy attributed to analgesic nephropathy from 1971 through 2005 and adjusted comorbidity prevalence and survival of patients who had analgesic nephropathy and were on renal replacement therapy compared with control subjects without diabetes.
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Bex powders were produced from the 1920s in south australia by beckers pty ltd. By documenting the direct impact of this legislation on australian health we have brought some closure to a 40year story, professor sitas said. The history of reloading accurate smokeless powders reloading. A cup of tea, a bex and a good lie down australian. In australia, apcs such as bex, vincents and veganin were the most widely used with the marketing phrase a cup of tea, a bex and a good lie down becoming a common slang expression. Then a cup of tea, a bex and a good lie down a book and a. Well help you find the right history book and provide you the cheapest textbooks possible.
Why were so many women in the 1970s high on drugs and. I never thought i would see this even suggested, lol. And while everyone knew that the combination of aspirin, phenacet. In the year to march 1971, nearly a million prescriptions for valium were written by gps, twothirds of. The united states food and drug administration also now requires that manufacturers of compound analgesics unequivocally state each ingredients purpose.
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Immortalised in australian slang, the analgesic phenacetin used in bex powder is wrapped up in. Page 1 of 5 a bex and a good lie down warning a trip down the 1970s lane posted in what do you think this is not for anyone born after 1980, sorry but this is an oldiejust wondering. Beckers moved to sydney in the 1960s and in 1964 was based at the corner of campbell and crown streets, sydney. Bex powders, or bex apc, were overthecounter painkillers developed by beckers pty ltd in adelaide in the 1930s and manufactured in sydney from the 1960s. Although there were a number of similar products on the market bex powders were so popular the brand became a cultural icon. Smokeless pistol powders were du pont 5, du pont 6 and hercules bullseye. It could be taken as a pill, or a powder, each dose folded up in a neat little sachet. In the now generation where health care plays such an important role in the daily lives of almost every citizen, and billions of dollars are spent annually on pharmaceuticals, its hard to believe that, health in the 1950s seemed much more simple. A history of australia in a hundred objects everage, dame edna on. Goodys and its competitor, stanback, have been curing ails and ills for generations. At times the book meanders and feels a bit scattered and unfocused. Journal of the royal historical society of queensland 1993. A bex and a good lie down warning a trip down the 1970s. They were sold under the brand names of vincents or bex.
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A cup of tea, a bex, and a good lie down studies in north queensland history eileen hennessey. In smokeless rifle powders, they listed du pont 4759, 4227, 3031, 4198, 4064 and 4320. The analgesic bex powders, pink vincents powders or, generically, apc powders are australian cultural icons, prominent among this countrys repertoire of selfprescribed overthecounter medications popular in the mid20th century. Analgesic nephropathy and renal replacement therapy in. Bex powders were a compound analgesic that comprised aspirin 420mg, phenacetin 420 mg and caffeine 160mg, also known as apc. The history of reloading accurate smokeless powders. A cup of tea, a bex, and a good lie down studies in north. Located in miles city, montana, our current operations evolved from our distribution of dupont imr powders in the 1970s. A cup of tea, a bex and a good lie down australian pharmacist. The united states food and drug administration also now requires that manufacturers of compound analgesics unequivocally state. Ken thomson its very rare that we see the emergence of a completely original idea in the world of books. In 1917, as a war raged across the world, young american women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks, and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium.
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