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The Speed Culture
Amphetamine Use and Abuse in America
Rating :
rating
Author(s) :
Lester Grinspoon
Pages :
340
Pub Date :
1975
Edition(s) at Erowid :
1975(pb,1st ed,vg-)
Publisher :
Harvard University Press
ISBN :
0674831942
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"A rich resource . . . well-written . . . a most stimulating and useful contribution."
-- Paul Blachly, MD, American Journal of Psychiatry

"What an extraordinarily valuable, exemplary book this is."
-- Nat Hentoff, The Village Voice

"This convincingly documented study of the use and abuse of amphetamines ('speed drugs') in America is based on lengthy research and should open the eyes not only of victims but also of physicians who prescribe such drugs . . . The authors . . . conclude that amphetamines have become a cultural fad partly to cope with the hectic pace of modern life, partly to escape destructive features of our society. One hopes this valuable study will slow, or halt, the acceleration of the 'speed culture.'"
-- John Barkham

"Clearly this book represents a profound concern that Americans are not recognizing the dangers of amphetamines that the authors firmly believe have been proven to exist."
-- David F. Musto, New York Times Book Review

"Demonstrates how much we have yet to learn about drugs."
-- E. Zinberg, New York Review of Books