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Did you have to take any Bromoil Seltzer?

Best Wishes,
Mark Nelson

Nope, but I DID have the wonderful benefit of having a
physician chemist in the class (he practices occupational
hazard medicine or some such thing) and he regaled us with
everything photographic as it relates to hazards.
Apparently, potassium bromide that we use in bromoil is
none other than that used to "calm nerves" down back in the
day!  I shoulda drank it.

that may be where "bromide" meaning stock saying or conventional "wisdom" comes from...