Mickey Mouse Becomes A Speed Dealer

The following comic book Mickey Mouse and the Medicine Man was released by Disney in 1951. In the strip, Mickey and Goofy discover a new medicine called ‘Peppo’ that represents amphetamine (speed). Their enthusiasm for the chemical pick-me-up leads them to become salesman for the product in Africa:

Mickey Mouse Speed Dealer Comic

Mickey Mouse Speed Dealer Comic

During the 1950’s, a number of stimulant and sedative drugs were widely used and were promoted in the mainstream media. At the time, many amphetamines were available over the counter without a prescription, including Benzedrine.

Images via Mind Hacks: Mickey’s amphetamine adventure and Erowid: Mickey Mouse on Speed.

And if you enjoyed seeing Mickey Mouse deal drugs, check out our posts on interesting facts about the world and the craziest ways drugs are smuggled!

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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