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February 16, 1935

Government Services

JAMA. 1935;104(7):574. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760070056022

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OPENING OF THE FEDERAL NARCOTIC FARM, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY  The first United States Narcotic Farm, near Lexington, Ky., will open for the reception of admissions on or about May 1. It will accommodate a maximum of 1,000 persons and is designed to accommodate males only. Its object and purposes are to rehabilitate, restore to health and train to be self supporting and self reliant those who are admitted thereto. The control, management and discipline are to be maintained for the safe keeping of the individual and the protection of the community. Experiments are to be carried on to determine the best methods of treatment and research in this field, and the results disseminated to the medical profession and the general public to the end that states may make some provision for establishing a similar policy for helping to solve the problem of drug addiction. The function of the institution at Lexington

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