2 edition of The opium problem found in the catalog.
The opium problem
Charles Edward Terry
in New York
Written in English
Bibliography: p. 997-1014
|Statement||by Charles E. Terry, M. D. and Mildred Pellens, for the Committee on drug addictions in collaboration with the Bureau of social hygiene, inc|
|Contributions||Pellens, Mildred, Committee on Drug Addictions, Bureau of Social Hygiene (New York, N.Y.)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||2 v., v-xvi, 1402 p.|
|Number of Pages||1402|
The Opium Problem Novem / AM / AP U.S. officials are exploring ways to prevent a surge in opium cultivation in Afghanistan, . Chapter Title: THE FRENCH COLONIAL SCENE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Book Title: History of the Opium Problem Book Subtitle: The Assault on the East, ca. Book Author(s): Hans Derks Published by: Brill Stable URL: JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive.
Opium was used to calm cranky babies in the s and as a treatment for asthma. Morphine, also created from opium, was used as a pain reliever during the Civil War. In , the pharmaceutical company Bayer synthesized heroin for the first time, and Bayer Heroin was released in In , opium cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high, with multifaceted impacts on the country. Yet Afghan heroin is not fueling the .
was opium addiction, contemporarily called "the army disease" or "soldier's disease." These opium and morphine abuse problems prompted a scientific search for potent but nonaddictive painkillers. In the s, chemists developed an opium-based and sup posedly non-addictive substitute for morphine. The. The Opium Wars—two conflicts fought primarily between the British and the Qing dynasty first in and then again nearly two decades later—were at their simplest about the British desire to.
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The British opium-assault on China in the 19th-century transformed the Opium Problem from a one-sided Dutch show of Western imperialism into its main objective from both a Western and East Asian point of view. Trocki formulates this differently at the start of the relevant chapter in his opium history.
Around the Dutch introduced opium as a cash crop for mass production and distribution in India and Indonesia. China became the main target in the 19th century, and only succeeded in getting rid of the opium problem around Then it had already been transformed from an Eastern into a Western problem.
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Opium is a very strange book. It’s not just about Cocteau the addict and his journey to be cured. It’s more about the journey of the artist, the artist’s mind.
It shows one way one can surpass the train of life and death and fly on the magic carpet/5. The book covers every era of human advancement and the opium poppy plant’s relationship to each; starting with archeologist’s surprising discoveries of opium pods/seeds in caves used by Neanderthals to Egyptians & the Greeks hailing it a “wonder drug” to the Chinese/UK ‘Opium Wars’ to the discovery of morphine & the hypodermic Cited by: The best books on The Opium War recommended by Julia Lovell The 19th century opium war marked the clash of the world’s great empires of the age – Britain and China.
Historian Julia Lovell says its legacy of Chinese humiliation is still felt keenly in Beijing. The best seven books to understand the opioid crisis inincluding “Dopesick” by Beth Macy and “Cherry” by Nico Walker.
Primers on pill mills, Purdue Pharma, and the history of OxyContin. For example, Peter Ward Fay, a professor emeritus of history at the California Institute of Technology, wrote a book about the first opium war, evidently intending to satisfy what he and Beeching must both have realized at the time they wrote, both books being published in "There does not exist, for the West's first major intrusion into China, what the subject deserves and a reader is entitled s: The second is, that opium smoking in China is now and always has been confined to a small per-centage of the population, but which, owing to the introduction into the country of Indian opium, is rapidly increasing.
The fact being that the custom is, and for many centuries has been, general among the male adults throughout China, its use being. “Uterine and ovarian complications cause more ladies to fall into the [opium] habit, than all other diseases combined,” wrote Dr.
Frederick Heman Hubbard in his book, The Opium Habit. One academic, Mao Haijian at Peking University, recently had the temerity to question the official Chinese narrative of the opium war in his book The Collapse of the Empire, rehabilitating the Qing.
Laos is a sleepy post-colonial backwater, run by generals and at war with the communist Pathet Lao in the north. Corsican gangsters, left behind after the French departure five years before, run the opium trade, flying raw opium out of the mountains to Bangkok and Saigon/5(18).
It's a pattern documented by the book Opium: How An Ancient Flower Shaped And Poisoned Our World by Dr. John H. Halpern and David Blistein. The cycle begins when an opium product proves devastating.
"This timely and boundary-breaking book offers a novel approach to thinking about why opium has been so important in the colonial history of this part of the world. Kim is an exciting new voice in Southeast Asian studies."—Eric Tagliacozzo, author of Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States along a Southeast Asian Frontier, – These books featured the evil arch villain Dr Fu Manchu, an Oriental mastermind determined to take over the Western world.
In Benjamin Broomhall formed the “Christian Union for the Severance of the British Empire with the Opium Traffic”. Around the Dutch introduced opium as a cash crop for mass production and distribution in India and Indonesia.
China became the main target in the 19th century, and only succeeded in getting rid of the opium problem around Then it had already been transformed from an "Eastern" into a "Western" problem.
(source: Nielsen Book Data). Opium Wars, two armed conflicts in China in the midth century between the forces of Western countries and of the Qing dynasty, which ruled China from to /The first Opium War (–42) was fought between China and Britain, and the second Opium War (–60), also known as the Arrow War or the Anglo-French War in China, was fought by Britain and France against China.
And yet, for most of its long history, opium has also been humanity's most effective means of alleviating physical and mental pain. This extraordinary book encompasses the entire history of the world's most fascinating drug, from the first evidence of poppy cultivation by stone-age man to the present-day opium trade in Afghanistan.
Further reading. Beeching, Jack. The Chinese Opium Wars (Harvest Books, ); Fay, Peter Ward. The Opium War, – barbarians in the Celestial Empire in the early part of the nineteenth century and the war by which they forced her gates ajar (Univ of North Carolina Press, ).; Gelber, Harry G.
Opium, Soldiers and Evangelicals: Britain's –42 War with China, and Its Aftermath. Imports of opium into China stood at chests annually inwhen the first anti-opium edict was promulgated. By the time Chinese authorities reissued the prohibition in starker terms inthe figure had leaped; 4, chests were imported in the year The decade of the s witnessed a rapid rise in opium trade, and byjust before the First Opium War, it had climbed to.
c B.C. The opium poppy is cultivated in lower Mesopotamia. The Sumerians refer to it as Hul Gil, the 'joy plant.' The Sumerians would soon pass along the plant and its euphoric effects to the.In JuneSIGAR published a page report that documented the failure of the war on Afghan opium and made policy recommendations — in flat, bureaucratic jargon — .Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.