Green Mountain Opium Eaters: A History of Early Addiction in by Gary G. Shattuck

By Gary G. Shattuck

the fairway mountains, lush valleys and riotous fall shades of idyllic nineteenth-century Vermont masked a sinister underbelly. through 1900, the nation was once within the throes of a frequent opium epidemic that observed greater than 3.3 million doses of the drug being disbursed to population every month. many years of infighting in the scientific occupation, complicit medical professionals and druggists, unrestricted entry to opium and bogus patent medications all contributed to the matter. these conflicts have been compounded by means of a hands-off legislature fascinated about prohibiting the intake of alcohol. Historian Gary G. Shattuck lines this strange point of Vermont�s past.

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