Drugs And Narcotics In History Roy Porter

ISBN: 9780521431637

Published: May 26th 1995

Hardcover

227 pages


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Drugs And Narcotics In History  by  Roy Porter

Drugs And Narcotics In History by Roy Porter
May 26th 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 227 pages | ISBN: 9780521431637 | 8.70 Mb

This collection of essays explores the complex and contested histories of drugs and narcotics in societies from ancient Greece to the present day. It shows that the major substances so used, from herbs of the field to laboratory-produced syntheticMoreThis collection of essays explores the complex and contested histories of drugs and narcotics in societies from ancient Greece to the present day. It shows that the major substances so used, from herbs of the field to laboratory-produced synthetic medicines, have a healing potential, and have been widely employed both within and outside the medical profession.

Many of these substances, if taken improperly, are also highly toxic or even lethally poisonous. Some, being mood-influencing and habit-forming, are open to abuse and lead to addiction and are even objects of international contraband trade and the targets of drug wars.



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