Drugs and Narcotics in History

By Roy Porter

This selection of essays explores the complicated and contested histories of gear and narcotics in societies from historic Greece to the current day. It indicates that the foremost components so used, from herbs of the sector to laboratory-produced artificial medications, have a therapeutic power, and feature been broadly hired either inside and out of doors the clinical career. a lot of those components, if taken improperly, also are hugely poisonous or maybe lethally toxic. a few, being mood-influencing and habit-forming, are open to abuse and bring about habit and are even items of foreign contraband alternate and the objectives of "drug wars."

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