Chewing is good, snorting isn't: How chemistry turned a good

Topik, Steven
March 1998
World Trade;Mar98, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p90
Trade Publication
Traces the development of coca leaves from ritualistic to complex medicinal extract, cocaine. How coca user releases alkaloids that have an effect similar to caffeine; How coca's social meaning began to change; Reason why cocaine's boom period as an illegal drug began in the 1970s.


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