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Habits that Handicap

Habits that Handicap by Charles B. Towns
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Habits that Handicap is one of three novels about alcholoism and drug addiction written by Charles B. Towns. Towns was an expert on alcoholism and drug addiction who helped draft drug control legislation in the United States during the early 20th century. He also founded the Towns Hospital in New York City, which aimed at drying out the well-to-do patient.

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HABITS THAT HANDICAP

HABITS THAT HANDICAP

The Menace of Opium, Alcohol, and Tobacco, and the Remedy

BY CHARLES B. TOWNS

NEW YORK THE CENTURY CO. 1916

Copyright, 1915, by THE CENTURY CO.

Published, August, 1915

PREFACE

It is interesting to note that a year or more ago a few deaths from bichlorid of mercury poisoning caused within a period of six months a general movement toward protective legislation. This movement was successful, and after the lapse of only a short time the public was thoroughly protected against this dangerous poison. It will be observed that the financial returns from the total sale of bichlorid of mercury tablets could be but small. Had the financial interests involved been of a magnitude comparable with those interested in the manufacture and promotion of habit forming drugs, I have often wondered if the result would not have been less effective and as prompt. Bichlorid of mercury never threatened any large proportion of the public, and those falling victims to it merely die. Opium and its derivatives threaten the entire public, especially those who are sick and in pain, and with a fate far more terrible than death a thraldom of misery, inefficiency, and disgrace... Continue reading book >>


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