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Jailed for possession : illegal drug use, regulation, and power in Canada, 1920-1961 / Catherine Carstairs.

  • Carstairs, Catherine, 1969-
[2006], ©2006
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Toronto ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2006], ©2006.

Physical description

viii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-232) and index.


The drug panic of the 1920s and the drive for Chinese exclusion-- 'Hop Heads': The effects of criminalization, 1920-1945 -- 'Hypes': Using and quittig, 1945-1961 -- 'After a short struggle': Police officers and drug users -- Proscribing prescribing: Doctors, drug users, and the division of narcotic control -- Turning rounders into square Johns: Drug users and the John Howard Society -- Free drugs or prison for life? Changing approaches to treatment.


  • English

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