Opium, cocaine and marijuana in American history.

  title={Opium, cocaine and marijuana in American history.},
  author={David F. Musto},
  journal={Scientific American},
  volume={265 1},
  • D. F. Musto
  • Published 1 July 1991
  • Medicine
  • Scientific American
DAVID F. MUSTO is professor of psychiatry at the Child Study Center and professor of the history of medicine at Yale University. He earned his medical degree at the University of Washington and received his master's In the history of science and medicine from Yale. Mus to began studying the history of drug and alcohol use in the U.S. when he worked at the National Institute of Mental Health in the 1960s. He has served as a consultant for several national organizations, including the… 

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