# 21596


Fifty facts about narcotics : morphine, heroin and cocaine.

$60.00 AUD

Los Angeles, CA : International Narcotic Education Association, [c.1930]. Octavo, [4] pp, illustration to front; light vertical crease, else fine. Approximate dating from internal references to the Great War and Prohibition.

This pamphlet provides a host of medical and social reasons for not taking narcotics, but it is particularly admonitory about the use of cocaine, which is described as ‘a more violent poison than morphine or heroin’. The use of cocaine in the United States had spiked in the 1920s, when it was the drug of choice of the Jazz Age.