By Jeremy Agnew
ingesting used to be thought of to be an authorized pursuit for males on the time. Smoking opium was once thought of to be deviant and linked to teams at the fringes of mainstream society, yet opium use and dependancy by way of ladies was once average. This ebook offers the historical past of either ingredients and the way their use unfold around the West, before everything for medicinal purposes—but how overuse and abuse resulted in the Temperance move and finally to nationwide Prohibition. This e-book studies the old fact of alcohol and opium use within the outdated West with no bias.
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