ERIC Number: EJ449333
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
The First American Cocaine Epidemic.
Courtwright, David T.
OAH Magazine of History, v6 n2 p20-21 Fall 1991
Discusses the wave of cocaine abuse that followed the drug's recommendation by the late nineteenth-century medical community as a cure all. Details drug addiction among ethnic and social groups at the turn of the century. Warns that drug epidemics have important social and legal consequences. Suggests legal pressure may alter the form of drug abuse rather than end it. (DK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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