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The secret leprosy of modern days : narcotic addiction and cultural crisis in the United States, 1870-1920 / Timothy A. Hickman.

  • Hickman, Timothy Alton
Date
2007
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About this work

Publication/Creation

Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2007.

Physical description

xiv, 190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-178) and index.

Contents

Introduction : the modernity of addiction/the addiction of modernity -- Opium eating and political subjectivity before 1870 -- Narcotic addiction : "the secret leprosy of modern days" -- Subjects of desire : race, gender and the personification of addiction -- Legislating professional authority : the Harrison Narcotic Act of 1914 -- The saved and the damned : the medicolegal solution to the double meaning of addiction.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    FCF.6.AA8-9
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ISBN

  • 9781558495661
  • 1558495665
  • 9781558495654
  • 1558495657