I'm currently reading through a book covering the early US space program - up through Apollo.
In the book, it mentions that one of the crew on one of the flights was sick. He didn't tell mission control about it until later, though. When he finally did, the author made a comment like this:
Why he waited so long, I don't know. If he had reported it earlier, the doctors could have prescribed pills from the on-board supply to cure the sickness.
What, exactly, did this onboard supply contain?