jeudi 4 juin 2015

Opium et médecine au Canada

When Good Drugs Go Bad: Opium, Medicine, and the Origins of Canada's Drug Laws 

Dan Malleck

Hardcover: 354 pages
Publisher: University of Washington Press (June 1, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0774829192
ISBN-13: 978-0774829199
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

In the 1800s, opium and cocaine could be easily obtained to treat a range of ailments, Drug dependency, when it occurred, was considered a matter of personal vice. Near the end of the century, attitudes began to shift as did access to drugs. Dan malleck expands current perceptions of the reasons for drug regulation to reveal how several factors converged in the early 1900s to influence lawmakers and set the course fo the drug laws that exist today. In addition to evangelical campaigns against the British trade of opium in Asia, these factors included lobbying by meidcal associations, national concern about the morality and future of the nation, and a burgeoning pharmaceutical industry.

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