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On speed : the many lives of amphetamine / Nicolas Rasmussen.

  • Rasmussen, Nicolas, 1962-
Date
[2008], ©2008
  • Books

About this work

Also known as

Many lives of amphetamine

Publication/Creation

New York : New York University Press, [2008], ©2008.

Physical description

ix, 352 pages, 38 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Notes

Errata slip inserted.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-347) and index.

Contents

The new sensation -- Benzedrine : the making of a modern medicine -- Speed and total war -- Bootleggers, beatniks, and benzedrine benders -- A bromide for the atomic age -- Amphetamine and the go-go years -- Amphetamine's decline : from mental medicine to social disease -- Fast forward : still on speed, 1971 to today.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    FCF.6.AA9
    Open shelves

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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780814776018
  • 0814776019