I don't know who Mickey Finn was, nor why his name became attached to "knock out" drops. But as kids we all knew that if some one slipped a potion in your drink you passed out immediately. That potion was called a Mickey. Obstreperous customer at a bar? "Slip him a Mickey" and he'll bother you no more. He's out like a light.
I gave myself a Mickey last night. I have these new pain pills and I had stomach pains last evening. "Well," said I,"It's time to try the new pills." So I took one. A few minutes later I lay down on my bed, fully clothed, to rest a moment before watching late evening TV. Un-huh. I woke up six hours later, at four am, still dressed on top of my bed. I stopped the pan by passing out. I guess I snored a roar for my throat is dry and sore.
I just remembered the name of the "knock out" drops. It is not the same as the pain pill. I may ask the doctor for some knock out pills. They might come in handy when the infrequent but extreme "phantom pain" hits me in my missing foot. How can you get a pain in a foot the has been gone since 1945? I don't know how, but it comes from time to time and nothing stops it. A knock out drop could be very handy.Just put yourself to sleep until it passes.