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11%OFFDan Malleck - When Good Drugs Go Bad: Opium, Medicine, and the Origins of Canada’s Drug Laws - 9780774829205 - V9780774829205
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When Good Drugs Go Bad: Opium, Medicine, and the Origins of Canada’s Drug Laws

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Description for When Good Drugs Go Bad: Opium, Medicine, and the Origins of Canada’s Drug Laws Paperback. This intoxicating look at the history of drug regulation in Canada reveals how a variety of social and political forces converged at the turn of the twentieth century to transform both public attitudes toward, and access to, narcotics. Num Pages: 640 pages, 10 tables. BIC Classification: HBTB; LAZ; MBQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 5817 x 3887 x 20. Weight in Grams: 476.
Throughout the 1800s, opium and cocaine could be easily obtained to treat a range of ailments in Canada. Dependency, when it occurred, was considered a matter of personal vice. Near the end of the century, attitudes shifted and access to drugs became more restricted. How did this happen? Dan Malleck examines the conditions that led to Canada’s current drug laws. Drawing on newspaper accounts, medical and pharmacy journals, professional association files, asylum documents, physicians’ case books, and pharmacy records, Malleck demonstrates how a number of social, economic, and cultural forces converged in the early 1900s to influence lawmakers and criminalize ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
University of British Columbia Press Canada
Number of pages
640
Condition
New
Number of Pages
320
Place of Publication
Vancouver, Canada
ISBN
9780774829205
SKU
V9780774829205
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About Dan Malleck
Dan Malleck researches and teaches the history of medicine, alcohol policy, drug regulation, and health professions in the department of Health Sciences at Brock University. He is the author of Try To Control Yourself: The Regulation of Public Drinking in Post-Prohibition Ontario, which won the Canadian Historical Association’s Clio Award for best book in Ontario history for 2012. He is ... Read more

Reviews for When Good Drugs Go Bad: Opium, Medicine, and the Origins of Canada’s Drug Laws
In Malleck’s brilliant account we can see how commercial interests both combined and competed with professionals and sellers to influence Canada’s drug laws … As Canadians debate how marijuana should be designated—legal or illegal, medicine or recreational drug or both—Malleck provides a fascinating description of a similar journey taken by pain medications such as opium and cocaine at the beginning ... Read more

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