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May 1931

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Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(5):1123. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230050199012

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NAME OF NARCOTICS DIVISION, PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, CHANGED TO DIVISION OF MENTAL HYGIENE  In a recent report, Surgeon General H. S. Cumming of the Public Health Service indicates that the year ending June 30, 1930, has been characterized by additional legislation seeking to coordinate and crystallize the functions of the Narcotics Division, now designated by law as the Division of Mental Hygiene.At the close of the year, the functions of the Division of Mental Hygiene, in the office of the Surgeon General, included the administration of the two recently authorized United States narcotic farms; studies and investigations of the nature of drug addiction and the best methods of treatment and rehabilitation of persons addicted to the use of habit-forming drugs; the dissemination of information on methods of treatment and research in this particular field; cooperation with state and local jurisdictions with a view to their providing facilities for the

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