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Is this a Scientology thing or a Tom Cruise thing? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) 07:31, 22 June 2005 (UTC).

Technically neither -- the legend probably dates to before Scientology was prominent. But the CoS does have a habit of picking up on pretty much anything that supports their cause. Snopes might have an article on it, but I'm not sure about that. Haikupoet 01:47, 19 October 2005 (UTC)


Shouldn't this be merged to methadone? -- Antaeus Feldspar 23:52, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Possibly, but when I created the article I figured that having a separate article on the "name" might prove more useful than a redirect. Might also be somewhat misleading, since it might legitimize the "name" in the minds of the underinformed. Perhaps a consensus should be sought? Haikupoet 01:45, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

The phrase "was coined in tribute to Adolf Hitler" is inaccurate[edit]

The phrase "was coined in tribute to Adolf Hitler" - I don't believe this is at all correct? "Ralf Gerlach: A Brief Overview on the Discovery of Methadone. INDRO e.V. M nster 2004" states that "The invention of the term Adolphine by New York City street linguists in the 1970s was an apparent attempt to discredit methadone treatment by those unsympathetic to it, using the Hitler association" and that the name was actually derived in the 70's in the US. Wouldn't be best to describe it as a 'urban legend' or 'a widely held false belief' or similar. It certainly is not a "tribute" Glen Stollery 01:39, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

  • Might I suggest you reread what was written? That's the whole point of the article, that it was an urban legend. Haikupoet 01:42, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
If that is the point of the article then the article should outright state that, instead of implying it with a misleading implication, "tribute to Adolf Hitler" because when a person reads they they don't necessarily make a connection the the american TV show which exposes "urban legends." Terryeo 18:33, 7 April 2006 (UTC)