Drug Addiction in 19th Century America

Professor Elizabeth Gray talked about the use of and public opinion on opium and laudanum in the 19th century. Professor Gray described how… read more

Professor Elizabeth Gray talked about the use of and public opinion on opium and laudanum in the 19th century. Professor Gray described how most laudanum addicts at the time were upper class women who had originally been prescribed the drug by their doctors. She argued that since men at the time were less likely to seek medical attention, and it was more socially acceptable for them to drink, a gender divide was created between alcoholics and opium addicts. close

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Drug Addiction in 19th Century America

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328202-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Dec 12, 2015 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jun 27, 2016 | 5:13am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Dec 12, 2015 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 13, 2015 | 12:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 18, 2016 | 3:10pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 25, 2016 | 1:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 27, 2016 | 5:13am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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