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November 10, 1934

STUDIES ON MORPHINE ADDICTION PROBLEM

Author Affiliations

ANN ARBOR, MICH.; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.

JAMA. 1934;103(19):1417-1419. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750450001001
Abstract

In the last few years there has been a great increase in the interest taken in the general subject of drug addiction not only in the United States but also in practically every other country on the globe. This is easily understandable in those countries where drug addicts are numerous, but among those nations where today addiction is not a serious problem hearty cooperation has also been encountered and may be considered possibly as a measure of self protection. Two or three significant features of this interest in the problem may be mentioned. Of first importance is the Geneva Convention of 1931, under the terms of which fifty-five nations have agreed to limit the manufacture of narcotic drugs to a quantity necessary for medical and scientific purposes and have placed the control of such substances under a committee of the League of Nations. Under the terms of this agreement, each

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