In the next few years this blog will get more substantial. I just received funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to continue my research work in the history of drug policy pre-1911. This will include creating and making digitally available substantial reference material relating to the history of pharmaceuticals and drugs… Continue reading Funding disclosure
I had a student who is diabetic come to speak to me today, and in the meandering way conversations I get into with students go (usually my fault), she ended up asking the rhetorical question "why do I have to get my insulin from a pharmacist?" It is a good question. As I noted in… Continue reading Why do pharmacists control access to certain drugs?
In the next little while I'll be musing on the origins of the idea that drugs, and especially drug addiction, is a problem. there has been a lot of work on this, so I am going over very charted territory. My concern is that the work on the idea of the "discovery of addiction" as… Continue reading Where did the dangers of drugs come from?