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The pursuit of oblivion : a global history of narcotics

The pursuit of oblivion : a global history of narcotics

Author: R P T Davenport-Hines
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davenport-Hines, R. P. T. (Richard Peter Treadwell), 1953-
Pursuit of oblivion.
New York : Norton, 2002
(DLC) 2002071908
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R P T Davenport-Hines
OCLC Number: 1036839266
Description: 1 online resource (576 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations
Contents: 1. Early history --
2. Opium during the enlightenment --
3. The patent age of new inventions --
4. Nerves, needles and Victorian doctors --
5. Chemistry --
6. Degeneration --
7. The dawn of prohibition --
8. Law-breaking --
9. Trafficking --
10. The age of anxiety --
11. The first drugs czar --
12. British drug scenes --
13. Presidential drugs wars --
14. So passé.
Responsibility: Richard Davenport-Hines.
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