Finds from the Pound Basements: The Deadly Menace of Opium

Finds from the Pound Basements: The Deadly Menace of Opium

This week’s Finds from the Pound Basements is all about the lurid world of Opium. I’ve just processed my way through a big block of early 20th century narcotics law and it seems just about every title is opium related. If you’re doing research into the early years of international narcotics control law, a whole section of research material has just been made accessible. Due to space and time constraints, I’m only featuring two of the many books on the subject.

The Ethics of Opium by Ellen N. La Motte, author of such timeless classics as “Peking Dust” and “The Opium Monopoly.” Published by The Century Co. in 1924. The call number for this little gem is 133 5095 (located by selecting “other call number” under search type in Hollis).

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The War Against Opium by The International Anti-Opium Association Peking. Published by Tientsin Press, LTD. in 1922. The Call Number is 133 5925 (located by selecting “other call number” under search type in Hollis).

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President Hsu Shih-Ch’ang.

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