John Stith Pemberton

John Stith Pemberton

The inventor of Coca-Cola, John Stith Pemberton was a Civil War veteran who became addicted to morphine due to pain from a saber wound to the chest. Seeking alternatives to his morphine use, he developed the original formula for Coca-Cola with the use of the coca plant for pain relief.

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