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Robinette, G. W.

Works: 2 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 4 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS757.23.L56,
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Most widely held works by G. W Robinette
Did Lin Zexu make morphine? by G. W Robinette( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon to be banned in Beijing, this work suggests that Lin Zexu, often called the first modern Chinese nationalist, popular icon for present-day prohibitionists, who legend says caused the first Opium War (1839-1842) by destroying some 20,000 chests of British opium, may deserve a second look from historians. His method of using lime and salt to "destroy" the opium simply shares too many parallels with European methods for extracting morphine from opium. Morphine salts were sold in both China and Europe in the 19th century as substitutes for opium or as opium "cures". Could the mandarin Lin Zexu have stolen from the British, conned the Americans, hastened the downfall of the parasitical Manchu dynasty, and manufactured a simple morphine salt? -- Graffii Milante, Valpaaiso, Chile --from book cover
The general history of drugs : volume one by Antonio Escohotado( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.45 for Did Lin Ze ... to 0.45 for Did Lin Ze ...)

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