An Extra Leg Up On Coughs

Coughs bugged us kids on and off whole year round.   But we had an extra leg-up on those ailments — the trusty Three-Legs brand cough syrup.  It was cheap, readily available and quite effective.   (Only in very bad cases when our lungs threatened to jump out of our mouths did we visit the doctors)

Dosage was kinda flexible.  I remember we used to take 1 tablespoonful at a time, maybe hourly.  If the cough was bad, then more often.   But one uncle of mine used to drink half a bottle at one go, claiming that it afforded him a sound sleep at night.  (He did wake up the following mornings).

Why was it branded as “Three-Legs” ?  Maybe to give the doctors an extra run for their money.   Has anyone any idea ?

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