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Drugs in America A Documentary History

ISBN-10: 0814756638
ISBN-13: 9780814756638
Edition: 2002
Authors: David F. Musto
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Description: Beer was brought to America on the Mayflower, hemp was once a major, approved cash crop and cocaine, heroin and opium had several waves of popularity in the 19th and 20th centuries. Drugs and alcohol have been with America from the start.

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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 7/28/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 574
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Beer was brought to America on the Mayflower, hemp was once a major, approved cash crop and cocaine, heroin and opium had several waves of popularity in the 19th and 20th centuries. Drugs and alcohol have been with America from the start.

Acknowledgments
Editor's Note
Alcohol
Introduction
Alcohol in the British Colonies in America
The Evolution of Prohibition in the United States
A British Argument against Distilled Alcohol
A Friendly Admonition to the Drinkers of Brandy and Other Distilled Spirituous Liquors
British and U.S. Physicians on the Dangers of Alcohol
Petition to the House of Commons
Deleterious Effects of Distilled Spirits on the Human System
An Esteemed Physician Encourages First Temperance Movement
An Inquiry into the Effects of Ardent Spirits upon the Human Body and Mind
A Powerful Statement against All Alcohol by a Distinguished Preacher
Six Sermons on the Nature, Occasions, Signs, Evils and Remedy of Intemperance
The Woman's Crusade of 1873-74
Hillsboro Crusade Sketches
The Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Songs
Primer of Physiology and Hygiene
Frances E. Willard
Frances E. Willard: Statuary Hall, Washington, February 17th, 1903
Scientific Temperance Instruction in Public Schools: A Message of Fifteen Years Ago
The Anti-Saloon League
Proceedings of the 1913 National Convention
Congressional Debate over the Prohibition Amendment
House Joint Resolution No. 168
Testimony by Representatives Hobson and Mann
A Classic Tract by the Highest-Paid Speaker of the Anti-Saloon League
Alcohol and the Human Race
Is Alcohol Dangerous to the Fetus? Part 1: Yes
The Influence of Alcoholism on the Offspring
Constitutional Prohibition
The Eighteenth Amendment
Enforcing the Eighteenth Amendment
The Volstead Act
A Leading Economist Argues for Prohibition
Prohibition at Its Worst
A Pamphlet from the Association against the Prohibition Amendment
A Criticism of National Prohibition
Pierre S. du Pont Urges Repeal
Radio Speech
FDR Stumps for Repeal
Campaign Address on Prohibition
Campaign Address on the Federal Budget
Prohibition Is Repealed
Roosevelt Proclaims Repeal; Urges Temperance in Nation
Recovery from Alcoholism
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
Is Alcohol Dangerous to the Fetus? Part 2: No
Alcohol Explored
Effect of Single Large Alcohol Intake on Fetus
Definitions of Alcoholism
The Disease Concept of Alcoholism
Is Alcohol Dangerous to the Fetus? Part 3: Yes
Health Caution on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Warning Labels Are Mandated on Containers of Alcoholic Beverages
The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988
How to Speak about Alcohol and Drugs: Government Recommendations
Message and Guidelines: Office for Substance Abuse Prevention
Drugs
Introduction: Opiates, Cocaine, Cannabis, and Other Drugs
Opiates
The Pleasures of Laudanum
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
Morphine Is Isolated
Friedrich Wilhelm Serturner and the Discovery of Morphine
The Invention of the Hypodermic Syringe
A Critical Study of the Origins and Early Development of Hypodermic Medication
Narcotic Use in the Civil War
The Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War
Upsurge in Opium Use
The Use and Abuse of Opium
The Benefits of Nonmedical Opium Use
A Treatise on Therapeutics and Pharmacology
The Importance of Prevention
Plea from a Young Laudanum Addict
Treatment of Chronic Diseases with Opiates
On the Abuse of Hypodermic Injections of Morphia
Opium and the Opium-Appetite
Morbid Craving for Morphia
Inebriety, or Narcomania
Morphinism
What Is the Morphine Disease?
Treating the Morphia Habit
The Principles and Practices of Medicine
The Towns Cure
The Obliteration of the Craving for Narcotics
The Burden of Morphine
Long Day's Journey into Night
A Federal Antinarcotic Law
The Harrison Act
The Doremus and Webb Decisions
United States v. Doremus
Webb et al. v. United States
The Demonization of Opium
Opium: The Demon Flower
Drug Addiction as Chronic Disease
The Narcotic Drug Problem
Richmond P. Hobson Takes on Drugs
Mankind's Greatest Affliction and Gravest Menace
No Mercy for Drug Violations
The Boggs Act
The Narcotic Control Act of 1956
The AMA and the ABA on the Limits of Law Enforcement
Drug Addiction: Crime or Disease?
A Presidential Commission Suggests a Medical Approach
Narcotics and Drug Abuse
Explosion of Drug Use
Drug Use in America: Problem in Perspective
New Laws from the 1960s to the 1980s
The Drug Abuse Control Amendments of 1965
The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970
The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986
The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988
Cocaine
Cocaine Is Isolated
A New Alkaloid in Coca
Praise for Coca Extract
Erythroxylon Coca
The Therapeutic Value of Cocaine
Coca: Its Preparations and Therapeutical Qualities
Freud as Cocaine User and Advocate
Uber Coca
Recognizing Addiction
Cocaine Dosage and Cocaine Addiction
The Difficulties of Treating Cocaine Addicts
The Treatment of Chronic Cocaine Poisoning, or Cocaino-Mania
Investigating Drug Abuse
Report on Cocaine
Cocaine Defined as Social Menace
The Cocain Habit (1900)
The Cocain Habit (1901)
The Drug-Habit Menace in the South
The Shanghai Commission's Recommendations on Cocaine
Report on the International Opium Commission and on the Opium Problem as Seen within the United States
Cocaine Use Diminishes in the 1930s
Report of the Mayor's Committee on Drug Addiction
Cocaine Returns in the 1970s
White Paper on Drug Abuse
The Social Drug
The Cocaine Scene
The Danger of Cocaine
Coke Kills
Trying to Say "No"
Reagan: Drugs Are the "No. 1" Problem
The Crack Epidemic
Testimony before the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control
"Coca Paste" and "Free Base"
Cannabis
Hashish
The Hasheesh Eater
Physiological Effects and Dangers of Cannabis Use
An Essay on Hasheesh
Hemp Growing for Farmers
Definition of Cannabis
Drug Plants under Cultivation
Vipers in the Jazz Age and After
Really the Blues
Tea for a Viper
The Government Response
Traffic in Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs, 1931
Traffic in Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs, 1933
Traffic in Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs, 1937
Marijuana Comes under Federal Control
The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937
The Danger of Marijuana
Marijuana: Assassin of Youth
Clinical Observations of Marijuana Users
Marihuana: A Psychiatric Study
The La Guardia Report
The Marihuana Problem in the City of New York
The Journal of the American Medical Association Attacks the La Guardia Report
Recommending a "Discouragement Policy"
Marijuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding
Long-Term Effects Uncertain
Report on the Health-Related Effects of Marijuana
The Legalization of Marijuana: Hearings
Opinion and Recommended Ruling on the Marijuana Rescheduling Petition
Denial of Marijuana Scheduling Petition
Medical Legalization of Marijuana
Statement by the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Therapeutic Benefits and Health Risks of Marijuana
Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base
Scientific Research on Marijuana
White House Drug Policy Office Issues Statement on Institute of Medicine's Report on Marijuana and Medicine
Sources and Permissions
Index
About the Editor

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