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Dark Paradise A History of Opiate Addiction in America

ISBN-10: 0674005856
ISBN-13: 9780674005853
Edition: 2nd 2001
List price: $39.50
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Description: This text offers an interpretation of a puzzling chapter in American social and medical history; the change in the pattern of opiate addiction - from respectable upper-class matrons to lower-class urban males, often with a criminal record.

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Book details

List price: $39.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

This text offers an interpretation of a puzzling chapter in American social and medical history; the change in the pattern of opiate addiction - from respectable upper-class matrons to lower-class urban males, often with a criminal record.

David T. Courtwright is John A. Delaney Presidential Professor at the University of North Florida.

Preface, 2001
A Note on Terminology and Spelling
Introduction
The Extent of Opiate Addiction
Addiction to Opium and Morphine
Addiction to Smoking Opium
Addiction to Heroin
The Transformation of the Opiate Addict
Heroin in Postwar America
The Drug Wars
Appendix: Addiction Rate and City Size
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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