Opium and the People - Revised Edition: Opiate Use and Policy in 19th and Early 20th Century Britain (Revised Edition)

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At the beginning of the 19th century, opium was widely used as an everyday remedy for common ailments. By the 1920s, it was classified as a dangerous drug. In an examination of the social context of drug taking in Victorian England, the book explains this decisive change in attitude. This revised edition examines how and why restrictive policies were put in place in the early decades of the 20th century and reveals fresh perspectives on the motivations which survive in the formation of current drug policies.

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Virginia Berridge is Professor of History and Director of the Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

Martin Gorsky is Senior lecturer in History at the Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

Alex Mold is Lecturer in History in the Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

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