Medicine: Narcotic Dilemma

Should dope addicts get their dope free, from the Government? This course was suggested, as a way to kill the illegal drug traffic by extracting its profit motive, at hearings held in Manhattan last week by Texas Senator Price Daniel's Narcotics Subcommittee. The proposal split the experts—doctors and law enforcers—right down the middle. After the hearings they were farther apart than ever before. About all they had been able to agree on were the basic facts: ¶ Addiction is a growing, not a receding problem, 40 years after the Harrison Act made the...

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