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Creating the American junkie : addiction research in the classic era of narcotic control / Caroline Jean Acker.

  • Acker, Caroline Jean, 1947-
Date
2002
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

Baltimore ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.

Physical description

276 pages ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-260) and index.

Contents

Heroin addiction and urban vice reform -- The opportunistic approach -- The technological fix: the search for a nonaddicting analgesic -- Constructing the addict career -- The junkie as psychopath -- Healing vision and bureaucratic reality -- The addict in the social body.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    FCF.6
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ISBN

  • 0801867983