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Drugs in America: A Social History, 1800-1980

by H. Wayne Morgan

This book developed out of my general interest in the late nineteenth century. While reading through the popular press in connection with another project, I discovered a great deal of comment on the "opium problem," and on drug use in general. I unearthed several addict memoirs and other unusual sources, and the medical literature proved a gold mine of information. After further research, it seemed to me that a brief general survey of the question with some depth and fresh information was in order, and this book is the result.

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