Opium: How an Ancient Flower Shaped and Poisoned Our WorldDe (autor) John Halpern, David Blistein
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 13 Aug 2019
Opioid addiction is fast becoming the most deadly crisis in American history. In 2017, it claimed nearly fifty thousand lives-more than gunshots and car crashes combined, and almost as many Americans as were killed in the entire Vietnam War. But even as the overdose crisis ravages our nation-straining our prison system, dividing families, and defying virtually every legislative solution to treat it-few understand how it came to be.
Opium tells the extraordinary and at times harrowing tale of how we arrived at today's crisis. The story begins with the discovery of poppy artifacts in ancient Mesopotamia, and goes on to explore how Greek physicians and forgotten chemists discovered opium's effects and refined its power, how colonial empires marketed it around the world, and eventually how international drug companies developed a range of powerful synthetic opioids that led to an epidemic of addiction. Throughout, Dr. John Halpern and David Blistein reveal the fascinating role that opium has played in building our modern world, from trade networks to medical protocols to drug enforcement policies. Most importantly, they disentangle how crucial misjudgments, patterns of greed, and racial stereotypes served to transform one of nature's most effective painkillers into a source of unspeakable pain-and how, using the insights of history, state-of-the-art science, and a compassionate approach to the illness of addiction, we can overcome today's overdose epidemic. An urgent and masterfully woven narrative of history, science, economics, and politics, Opium tells the epic story of how one beautiful flower transformed humanity.
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