Moxie (was RE: Dick Summer WBZ-- One Hen Two Ducks)

A. Joseph Ross
Mon Dec 22 23:13:38 EST 2003

On 22 Dec 2003 at 19:36, rogerkirk wrote:

> Actually, you're not too far afield.  Moxie was originally compounded by a
> Medical Doctor (from Maine IIRC) and derives is bouquet from the Gentian
> Root which was also the basis for Gentian Violet - a vivid purple liquid
> compound used to treat canker sores on the gums.  It has probably fallen
> into disuse since the late 50's/early 60's.

Hey, I remember using it in the 50s.  Awful stuff!

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