About this book
An extraordinary book encompassing the entire history of the world's most fascinating drug, and its dual nature as both destructive force and most powerful alleviator of pain.
Opium and its derivatives morphine and heroin have destroyed, corrupted, and killed individuals, families, communities, and even whole nations. And yet, for most of its long history, opium has also been humanity's most effective means of alleviating physical and mental pain. This book covers the history of this world's most fascinating drug.
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