Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction

Jonathan Jones of Penn State University talked about widespread opiate addiction among Civil War veterans. He explained how prescribing opium and… read more

Jonathan Jones of Penn State University talked about widespread opiate addiction among Civil War veterans. He explained how prescribing opium and morphine -- common treatments used for wartime injuries -- grew into lifelong drug dependence for many. Virginia Tech’s Center for Civil War Studies hosted this event and provided the video. close

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  • Jonathan Jones Postdoctoral Fellow Pennsylvania State University->Richards (George and Ann) Civil War Era Center
  • Paul Quigley Director Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.->Virginia Center for Civil War Studies

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Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction

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Program ID:
477833-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 21, 2020 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Nov 29, 2020 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Nov 21, 2020 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 22, 2020 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 29, 2020 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3