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Social Poison: The Culture and Politics of Opiate Control in Britain and France, 1821-1926

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Social Poison: The Culture and Politics of Opiate Control in Britain and France, 1821-1926 - Padwa, Howard
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This comparative history examines the divergent paths taken by Britain and France in managing opiate abuse during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Though the governments of both nations viewed rising levels of opiate use as a problem, Britain and France took opposite courses of action in addressing the issue. The British sanctioned maintenance treatment for addiction, while the French authorities did not hesitate to take legal action against addicts and the doctors who prescribed drugs to them. Drawing on ...

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Social Poison: The Culture and Politics of Opiate Control in Britain and France, 1821-1926 2012, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421404202

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