Iatrogenic Government: Social Policy and Drug Research

"Iatrogenic Government: Social Policy and Drug Research," The American Scholar, Summer 1993.

Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1983, Armand M. Nicholi of the department of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School commented:

When future historians study American culture, they may be most perplexed by the explosive increase in the nonmedical use of drugs that occurred during the seventh and eighth decades of this century. This widespread increase in the illicit use of psychoactive drugs began in the early 1960s, primarily in the colleges and universities, during an era of unprecedented campus disorder and social upheaval.

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