By Paul Gootenberg
Cocaine examines the increase and fall of this infamous substance from its valid use through scientists and medics within the 19th century to the overseas prohibitionist regimes and drug gangs of this present day. subject matters explored contain: * Amsterdam's advanced cocaine tradition * the manufacture, sale and keep an eye on of cocaine within the usa * Japan and the Southeast Asian cocaine undefined * export of cocaine prohibitions to Peru * intercourse, medicinal drugs and race in early sleek London Cocaine unveils new fundamental resources and covert social, cultural and political adjustments to make clear cocaine's hidden historical past.
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The catarrh cures were unlike the first generation of cocaine products in at least two important ways. First, they were promoted in ways that directly conflicted with prevailing medical views. Although physicians had been the first to recommend the use of cocaine for the relief of asthma and catarrh, its use had been largely discredited by the 1890s. As late as 1908 the makers of products such as Az-Ma-Syde, a 1-percent solution of cocaine, promised consumers a great deal for their money: On a Guarantee We Will Cure ASTHMA or Ask No Pay.
For cultural signs, see Michael Starks, Cocaine Fiends and Reefer Madness: An Illustrated History of Drugs in the Movies (New York: Cornwall Books, 1982), chs 4–5. 14 Paul Gootenberg 3. David F. , David T. Courtwright, “The rise and fall of cocaine in the United States,” in J. Goodman, P. Lovejoy and A. Sherratt, eds, Consuming Habits: Drugs in History and Anthropology (London: Routledge, 1995), ch. 10. 4. ); George Andrews and D. , The Coca Leaf and Cocaine Papers (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovitch, 1975), an even wider set; Joel Phillips and R.
The sole historian look at coca is recent: Joseph Gagliano, Coca Prohibition in Peru: The Historical Debates (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1994). David F. Musto, The American Disease: Origins of Narcotics Control (New York: Oxford University Press, 1973); Arnold H. Taylor, American Diplomacy and the Narcotics Traffic (Durham: Duke University Press, 1969); William Walker III, Drug Control in the Americas (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1981) and his most historical of collections, Drug Control Policy: Essays in Historical and Comparative Perspective (University Park: Penn State Press, 1992); H.