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Karch, Steven B (1998) A brief history of cocaine. Boca Raton Fl.: CRC Press.

A Brief History of Cocaine is a thoroughly researched, fascinating account of the role cocaine has played in worldwide history, politics, economics, and science. Travel with bestselling author Steven B. Karch as he traces the path of cocaine from the coca cash crops of Spain to the prestigious pharmaceutical houses of Amsterdam into the banking industry of Japan. Learn about experimentation with the drug throughout the centuries, including the work of Sigmund Freud, who suggested that cocaine be used to treat morphine addiction. Discover how cocaine has been grown, refined, distributed, and abused around the world for four centuries. Finally, understand why the cocaine trade remains a thriving business despite government regulation. An essential analysis of an age-old problem, A Brief History of Cocaine places the "war on drugs" in its historical context and predicts if we are destined to lose.


Item Type
Book
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
Cocaine
Date
1998
Call No
BK, PN4.2
Pages
202
Publisher
CRC Press
Place of Publication
Boca Raton Fl.
ISBN
0-8493-4019-5
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 3075 (Available)
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