An essay on the opium trade. Including a sketch of its history, extent, effects, etc., as carried on in India and China. Nathan Allen, M. D.

An essay on the opium trade. Including a sketch of its history, extent, effects, etc., as carried on in India and China

Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1850. First edition, 8vo, pp. 68; removed from binding, wrappers wanting. While at Pennsylvania College where he earned his MD in 1841, "Allen was appointed editor of the American Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, to which he contributed many editorials, letters, and book reviews. He then settled in Lowell, Mass, and practiced medicine there for the rest of his life.He was an advocate of public health and preventive medicine. In 1850, he published An Essay on the Opium Trade, an attack on the British for promoting the cultivation of opium in India and forcing it on the Chinese people. He subsequently wrote numerous papers on population and vital statistics, physical and mental culture, insanity and heredity, state medicine and public health, obstetrics and maternity, and the education of women" (National Library of Medicine). Item #54238

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