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The American disease : origins of narcotic control

Author: David F Musto
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Preface to the Third Edition. Preface to the Expanded Edition. Preface. 1. The American Disease. 2. Diplomats and Reformers. 3. The Harrison Act. 4. The Search for Cures. 5. State and Local Narcotic Control. 6. The Federal Assault on Addiction Maintenance. 7. The Narcotic Clinic Era. 8. The Troubled Twenties. 9. Marihuana and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. 10. Federal Support of the Medical Approach. 11. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Musto, David F., 1936-
American disease.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98024976
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David F Musto
ISBN: 9780198028925 019802892X 9786610830909 6610830908
OCLC Number: 253007869
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 414 pages)
Contents: The American disease --
Diplomats and reformers --
The Harrison Act --
The search for cures --
State and local narcotic control --
The federal assault on addiction maintenance --
The narcotic clinic era --
The troubled twenties --
Marihuana and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics --
Federal support of the medical approach --
The return of drug toleration, 1965-1985 --
Renewed efforts at control, 1986-1997 --
The dynamics of narcotic control.
Responsibility: David F. Musto.

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A study of the development of drug laws in the USA. Supporting the theory that Americans' attitudes to drugs have followed a cyclic pattern of tolerance/restraint, this text examines the relations  Read more...

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