Medicine: Opium Limited

Into effect last week went the League of Nations Treaty to limit the manufacture of narcotics throughout the world. Thirty-six nations have agreed to tell a central office in Geneva how much opium they need each year for legitimate medical and scientific work. (The U. S. needs about 150,000 Ib. yearly.)

Six of the eight largest narcotic manufacturing nations have agreed to limit production to match the requisitions filed in Geneva. The six: U. S., Great Britain, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, France. The others: The Netherlands and Japan.


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