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November 24, 1951

Summary of Annual Reports of Governments 1949

JAMA. 1951;147(13):1307. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670300121044

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The practicing physician is not apt to be interested in this 88-page pamphlet, which contains information culled from the annual reports submitted by 37 sovereign states and 51 non-self-governing territories. The data presented deal largely with the regulatory control and economic aspects of traffic in narcotic drugs during 1949. Government officials concerned with the enforcement of laws relating to the manufacture, distribution, and sale of narcotic drugs are likely to be most interested in a publication of this nature. Persons concerned with the sociological aspects of drug addiction as a general problem undoubtedly would find it to be a useful reference for obtaining certain valuable and informative data.

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