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In the Arms of Morpheus
The Tragic History of Laudinum, Morphine, and Patent Medicines
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Barbara Hodgson
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2001(hb,1st ed,fine/fine)
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"A smoothly guided tour through the history of this often glamorized narcotic...."
-- Publishers Weekly

"Hodgson's magnificently illustrated history of the granddaddy of illicit drugs is masterfully done, very informative."
-- Mike Trilby, Booklist

"A terrifically glamorous short history of opium culture, all exquisitely illustrated in lush colour plates...."
-- Iain Finlayson,, The Times (London)

"Opium ... is an ode to the past, both real and imagined. Hodgson's extraordinary, beautiful book almost makes you year for the old days...."
-- Steven Robert Allen, Weekly Alibi (Albuquerque)