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The pursuit of oblivion : a global history of narcotics

Author: R P T Davenport-Hines
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2004, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Norton pbk. [ed.]View all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R P T Davenport-Hines
ISBN: 0393325458 9780393325454
OCLC Number: 54536056
Description: 576 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Early history --
Opium during the enlightenment --
The patent age of new inventions --
Nerves, needles and Victorian doctors --
Chemistry --
Degeneration --
The dawn of prohibition --
Law-breaking --
Trafficking --
The age of anxiety --
The first drugs czar --
British drug scenes --
Presidential drugs wars --
So passé.
Other Titles: Global history of narcotics
Responsibility: Richard Davenport-Hines.


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