John Pemberton

Coca-Cola

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John Pemberton

John Pemberton had a really big obsession. Pemberton wanted to make the best medicine and drink ever all rolled into one. Pemberton had many patented medicines and owned a successful chemist store. At the age of fifty Pemberton wanted a to make a drink that would make him a lot of money and huge in scientific history. Pemberton became excited when he found out about the coca leaf in Bolivia and Peru. Pemberton used cocaine in his formula because it was known to be addictive.

The Birth of a Liquid

Coca-Cola was invented by John S. Pemberton in Columbus, Georgia. He created a formula for Coca-Cola syrup. There was a law that prohibited cocaine. The fact that there was a drug in it persuaded Pemberton to make Coca-Cola. Cocaine became the main ingredient. Ironic that he called the drink Coca-Cola.

John Stith Pemberton

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The Drug

Cocaine was a nerve and headache pain killer. Pemberton created a soda called ''French Wine Coca'' sold by almost all of the cities druggist . Just think along time ago we wouldn't be able to drink Coca-Cola.

Interesting Facts

Coca-Cola had cocaine in it and was alcoholic. Pemberton was a pharmacist who made many drugs but never made any money in pharmaceuticals. The Coca-Cola brand is worth over 74 billion dollars. 94 percent of the worlds population recognizes Coca-Cola.Pemberton was a General in the civil war.
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