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White drug cultures and regulation in London, 1916-1960

Author: Christopher Hallam
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book traces the history of the London 'white drugs' (opiate and cocaine) subculture from the First World War to the end of the classic 'British System' of drug prescribing in the 1960s. It also examines the regulatory forces that tried to suppress non-medical drug use, in both their medical and juridical forms. Drug subcultures were previously thought to have begun as part of the post-war youth culture, but in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hallam
ISBN: 3319947699 9783319947693
OCLC Number: 1037810418
Description: viii, 249 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. From Injudicious Prescribing to the Script Doctor: Transgressive Addiction Treatment in the Interwar Years --
3. The Chelsea Network and White Drug Use in the 1930s --
4. Heroin and the West End Life, c.1935-c.1938 --
5. The Regulation of Opiates Under the Classic British System, c.1920-c.1925 --
6. The Royal College of Physicians Committee on Drug Addiction, c.1920-1947 --
7. Morphine and Morale: The British System and the Second World War --
8. Postwar Britain: Subcultural Transitions and Transmissions --
9. Concluding Themes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Christopher Hallam.

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This book traces the history of the London `white drugs' (opiate and cocaine) subculture from the First World War to the end of the classic `British System' of drug prescribing in the 1960s.  Read more...

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