Medicine: Drug Addicts

Dope fiends are commonly pictured lying stupefied in Chinese doss houses. Few persons know that in 1924 one out of every thousand U. S. citizens was addicted to narcotics, that in 14 years Federal prohibition of narcotics has reduced the figure by an estimated 80%.

The U. S. is the only country in the world which takes public responsibility for its drug addicts. Last fortnight Surgeon General Thomas Parran officially opened the second U. S. narcotic farm, a group of handsome Spanish-mission style buildings erected on 1,400 acres of lonely clay plateau four miles...

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