n Without Prejudice - Vin Mariani - Saint or sinner? : intellectual property

Volume 12, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Vin Mariani was an alleged miracle cure for, among others, the overworked upper class intellectuals suffering from nervous troubles, loss of sleep, indigestion, anaemia, general debility, tardy convalescence, melancholia and it was claimed specifically to benefit lawyers and others devoted to extreme mental exertion. In fact, all diseases believed to have been brought on by urbanisation during the late 1800s and an increasingly competitive business environment could, apparently, easily be cured by this bright liquid which wine expert, Robert Parker, probably would have scored 110 points.

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