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A Brief History of Drugs

From the Stone Age to the Stoned Age

by Antonio Escohotado

  • 330 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Park Street Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Complementary Medicine,
  • Pharmacology,
  • Reference,
  • History,
  • Drugs,
  • Health & Fitness,
  • Sociology,
  • Health/Fitness,
  • Anthropology - Physical,
  • Customs & Traditions,
  • Social Science / Popular Culture,
  • Drug abuse,
  • Social aspects

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8233201M
    ISBN 100892818263
    ISBN 109780892818266


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