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David F. Musto, historian of U.S. drug policy, dies in China

David F. Muston (1936-2010) died of an apparent heart attack during a visit to China. In 1973 he pioneered the history of U.S. drug policy with the publication of The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control (Oxford, 3rd ed., 1999).   He also wrote or edited One Hundred Years of Heroin (Auburn, 2002), Drugs In America: A Documentary History (NYU, 2002), and The Quest for Drug Control (Yale, 2002). Amy Mittelman alerted me to the New York Times obituary


Posted by David Fahey on October 14, 2010 at 07:26 PM | Permalink