THE PURSUIT OF OBLIVION: A Global History of NarcoticsEditorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe
A British historian trains an eye on the vast history of human experience with illicit drugs.Beginning roughly in the 18th century, the author relates how opium, cocaine, heroin, cannabis, and many other substances that have bedeviled modern society began their once-innocuous trajectories. Most were first used for healing purposes ("Heroin" was the brand name used by Bayer to market a cure to calm ... Read full review
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A well researched and learned treatise the clearly explains the folly of the American Puritan drug control laws inflicted on the planet today.