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Berridge, Virginia (1999) Opium and the people: opiate use and drug control policy in nineteenth and early twentieth century England. London: Free Association .

At the beginning of the 19th century, opium was widely used as an everyday remedy for common ailments. By the 1920s, it was classified as a "dangerous drug". In an examination of the social context of drug taking in Victorian England, the book explains this decisive change in attitude. This revised edition examines how and why restrictive policies were put in place in the early decades of the 20th century and reveals fresh perspectives on the motivations which survive in the formation of current drug policies.


Item Type
Book
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
Opioid
Intervention Type
Policy
Date
1999
Call No
BL2, PN4
Pages
xxxiii
Publisher
Free Association
Place of Publication
London
ISBN
1-85343-414-0
Edition
revised
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 1019 (Available), HRB 920 (Available)

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