A doctor discusses the role of doctors and druggists in opioid addiction, 1892

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A doctor discusses the role of doctors and druggists in opioid addiction, 1892 - do not blame myself for equally. The free use...
do not blame myself for equally. The free use of the hypodermic syringe in administering administering morphine as a quick cure for headaches, as a relief from great tatlgue, as a false stimulant in cases of slight nervous prostration, prostration, caused perhaps by the stralnof a society life, is more common with physicians than is generally known. It Is done In all good faith, and often conscientiously accompanied by warnings of the dangers of morphine, morphine, but it is in numberless cases the beginning beginning of the awful morphine habit. The nerve-craving nerve-craving nerve-craving for morphine is established, and from that day begins the dreadful wreck of a life which can only be made In all Its hopeless horror by morphine Indulgence. This wreck, begun by the physician in his family practice, is continued by the druggist In his family sales. It Is foolish to argue that

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  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
  2. 01 May 1892, Sun,
  3. Page 33

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