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Karch, Steven B (2003) A history of cocaine: the mystery of coca Java and the Kew plant. London: Royal Society of Medicine Press .

This book aims to shed light into the early history of the cocaine industry when cocaine was a legal drug manufactured by major pharmaceutical companies. It contains annotated translations of three rare, previously untranslated, late nineteenth century books on the chemistry, botany and economics of the cocaine industry, with emphasis on the little known role of Netherlands and Indonesia.


Item Type:Book
Date:2003
Call No:BK, PN4.2
Pages:224 p.
Publisher:Royal Society of Medicine Press
Place of Publication:London
ISBN:1-85315-547-0
Keywords:cocaine, cocaine in any form, AOD history, botany (field), history (field)
Notes:Contains bibliographic references.
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Accession Number:HRB 2120 (Available)
Subjects:B Substances > Cocaine
VA Geographic area > Europe > Netherlands
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pharmacology and toxicology
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Substance use history
VA Geographic area > South America
VA Geographic area > Asia

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