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April 19, 1902

Morphinism and Narcomania from Opium, Cocain, Ether, Chloral, Chloroform, and Other Narcotic Drugs; Also the Etiology, Treatment, and Medicolegal Relations.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(16):1020-1021. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480160042017

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This work is, as the author states, a practical summary of clinical experience of over one-quarter of a century in active treatment and care of narcomaniacs and as such it has a very decided value. The scarcity of literature also on the subject is mentioned by the author in the preface, as comparatively few text-books or treatises give the subject full consideration. It is therefore a valuable addition to the medical literature and the reader will find in it a large amount of well-described facts and suggestions. The author's views on inebriety of all kinds as a disease are well known. It is not necessary, of course, to agree with him in every point, but most of us, if not all, will be better for the information he can give. We would have been glad to have had him state, for example, the average daily amount of morphin consumed by

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