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Author: Ian Smith,Tom Carnwath
ISBN: 0415278996
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Pages 224 pages
Publisher Routledge; 1 edition (May 12, 2002)
Language English
Category: Other
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by Ian Smith,Tom Carnwath


Tom Carnwath is a Consultant Psychiatrist currently working with drug misuse services in Manchester. Ian Smith has trained in sociology and is currently Service Development Manager for drug services in Manchester.

Tom Carnwath is a Consultant Psychiatrist currently working with drug misuse services in Manchester. First extracted in the late 1800s in England, the history of heroin is well documented, unlike that of the other addictive drugs now commonly outlawed. This book provides the history of this drug, and man's relationship with it in throughout the 1900s and in various countries. Different aspects of heroin that are explored in this book include

Tom Carnwath is a Consultant Psychiatrist currently working with drug misuse services in Manchester. Библиографические данные. Tom Carnwath, Ian Smith.

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Heroin is a drug that myths are made of. Whether smuggled in the stomach of a camel or used as the ultimate symbol of lifestyle chic, no drug has been more argued over and legislated against, no drug has been more subject to misinformation and moral panic. Heroin Century sets the record straight.

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Heroin Century Tom Carnwath and Ian Smith Routledge. ISBNs: 0415278716 (hbk), 0415278996 (pbk), 2002, 216 p. £5. 0 (hbk), £1. 9 (pbk) Dark Paradise: A History of Opiate Addiction in America (2nd edn) David T. Courtwright. Article in Journal of Substance Use 8(1) · July 2009 with 46 Reads. How we measure 'reads'.

Heroin is a drug that myths are made of. Whether smuggled in the stomach of a camel or used as the ultimate symbol of lifestyle chic, no drug has been more argued over and legislated against, no drug has been more subject to misinformation and moral panic.Heroin Century sets the record straight. It contains a wealth of historical and medical information about this drug which made its first appearance as a miracle medicine over a hundred years ago and makes recommendations for its future in the twenty-first century. Evidence shows that heroin is dangerous principally because it is illegal. The authors argue that a more relaxed relationship between society and the drug would benefit both the economy and public health and safely.Individual chapters describe the history of heroin production; the makeup of heroin and evolving methods of use; the spread of heroin and international efforts at control; typical "career" patterns of users, ranging from occasional recreational use to destructive dependence; the subjective experience of taking heroin; the association between heroin and crime; the use of heroin in medicine and its effects on physical health; the history of the treatment of heroin dependence; and likely changes in heroin use in the future. The authors have drawn on literary and artistic sources as well as the large pool of scientific literature to compile a comprehensive and fascinating account of this world-changing drug.Heroin Century makes available a wealth of information about the history, chemistry, pharmacology and medical aspects of heroin in a form accessible to anyone who wishes to participate in the contemporary debate bout society's attitude to drugs.
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Of the major drugs that Western nations routinely wage war on: alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, heroine, the last is the youngest known to man. First extracted in the late 1800s in England, the history of heroin is well documented, unlike that of the other addictive drugs now commonly outlawed. This book provides the history of this drug, and man's relationship with it in throughout the 1900s and in various countries. Different aspects of heroin that are explored in this book include:

1. The plant it comes from, its relatives in the plant world, and the physiology of how it affects the human mind and body.
2. How heroin is extracted, purified, and converted into different forms for storage, transportation, and consumption.
3. The changes in laws relating to the agriculture and business of heroin. This part of the book emphasizes laws in the West; i.e. the UK and USA.
4. The role of heroin in popular culture, underground culture, politics, international trade, science, and medicine, again with the emphasis on the US and UK.

There are several good features about this book. First, one of authors is an ex-user, and now works with heroin addicts, thereby adding a little personal insight into their text. Second, the other author is trained in psychiatry, adding a scientific view to the text. Third, the text has a lot of references, and when there are issues which have not scientifically proven or disproven, the book clearly states so. In all, I recommend this book as a source to learn more about heroin. I give it four out of five stars because its emphasis was primarily on the US and UK; a more global view would have been nice.
Buge
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was not only extremely informative, historically, politically and physiologically, but also beautifully (and wittily) written. The angle taken gave a frsh perspective which enlightened me to a new way of thinking and encouraged much further thought. The debate involved re: the benefits to society and public health if a more relaxed attitude to a much feared drug was taken, although controversial made a lot of sense in the context of the information provided. The line of thinking which lies outside traditional government policy, and also popular public opinion, provides insight into possible future steps towards tackling the problems surrounding heroin in the 21st century.