“Coca-Cola has had a big run at my fountain, and is gaining in popularity all the time.
“A line of soda drinks is incomplete without it.
“Coca-Cola has come to stay!”
— From an 1892 letter to Coca-Cola from Raleigh pharmacist J. H[al] Bobbitt
In 1915 Bobbitt Chemical Co. was found guilty of violating the Food and Drugs Act for selling a product that “contains no ingredient or combination of ingredients capable of producing the therapeutic effects which were claimed.”