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Civil War Lecture
Opium Habit: The Civil War and the Birth of the Addiction Cure Industry, Jonathan S. Jones
Apr 4  7:00pm

Opium Habit: The Civil War and the Birth of the Addiction Cure Industry, Jonathan S. Jones

Jonathan Jones will present a look at the opiate addiction crisis that ravaged the United States in the aftermath of the Civil War.  To address this growing opiate crisis, a variety of cures and treatments were developed. Jones will discuss how doctors and so-called “quacks” began using a diverse and fascinating array of treatments, including the nation’s first inpatient rehab centers, patent medicines, and even other opiates themselves, like heroin.

Location
Chemung County Historical Society
415 E. Water Street
Elmira, NY 14901
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