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  • He watched Bones as he opened his medicine chest and shook out two little white pellets from a bottle marked "Veronal," and accepted them gratefully.

    The Keepers of the King's Peace

  • Never a man skilled at self-preservation, Birkeland began to drink too much whiskey, take large doses of Veronal (a highly addictive and damaging barbiturate prescribed for insomnia) and slide into a twilight of excessive work, paranoia and illnesswith no one to stop him.

    A Conversation with Lucy Jago, author of The Northern Lights

  • It was one of the reporters who held up an empty tube of Veronal.

    Maigret Afraid

  • A vial of Veronal lay broken on the carpet where she had dropped it.

    Maigret's Rival

  • Each cachet contained three decigrams of malourea, the insidious drug notorious under its trade name of Veronal.


  • She took out of a drawer in her dressing-table a case of medicinal cachets marked "Veronal."

    Innocent : her fancy and his fact


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