Keeley cure

Keeley cure

Medical history
A treatment for alcoholism and other addictions that was promulgated in the late 19th century by an American physician, Leslie E Keeley (1834–1900). Keeley’s remedies were packaged in triangular bottles, contained trace amounts of gold and marketed as therapies for drunkenness, opium habit and neurasthenia.
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The Keeley Cure initially had gold in it, but the real gold was in the number of satisfied alcohol or other drug-addicted customers who were cured and the social support system from the community of Dwight.
From 1879 to 1890, more than 10,000 had taken the Keeley cure.
With the prosperous enterprise, "Keeley had visions of bringing thousands more people to Dwight for the Keeley Cure, but the Dwight infrastructure was lacking with no electricity, poor roads, poor sidewalks, and the need for water and sewer line improvements," Neville said.