1943I. FrackS. Afr. Doctor 118When a badly advised Government..decided to put a tax on patent medicines, the imposition nearly resulted in its downfall. The millions of bottles of ‘bors-druppels,’ ‘Hoffmans druppels,’ pain elixirs, ‘duivels drek,’ ‘levens-essens,’..that are sold must really be staggering.
1958E.H. BurrowsHist. of Medicine 191Hoffmann’s droppels, (Spiritus Aetheris Compositus B.P.C.): used as an anti-spasmodic remedy, in convulsions and for headaches.
1972N. Sapeika inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.VII. 302A list of..traditional remedies..includes..Hoffmannsdruppels (spirit of ether).
1989D. SmutsFolk Remedies 51Heart, Drink 1 teaspoon of Hoffmansdruppels in water 3 times a day.
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