`The oppression of crowns and principalities is un-questionably over, but the more frightful oppres-sion of selfish, ruthless, and merciless majorities may yet constitute one of the chapters of future history."
—Peter S. Grosscup
Judge, U. S. District Court, Illinois 1894
"I had to operate courts for sixteen years in a way that I cannot justify. I could not help realizing in the course of my experience that the legal ap-proach to drug addiction has become just about the most absurd and vicious operation that man can imagine."
—John M. Murtagh
Justice, New York Supreme Court 1971
1 Senator Hughes's Friendly Anger
2 From Our Pusher Ancestors to the First Prohibitionists
3 The Sensible Century and Mr. Harrison's Tax Act
4 Hysterical Beginnings
5 Enforcers Versus Healers
6 Dr. Behrman, Dr. Linder, and the High Court
7 Dr. Ratigan's Lonely Battle
8 Congressman Coffee and His Slender Company
9 Mephistopheles and Pot
10 The Weed of Madness and the Little Flower
11 Smearing Mary Jane
12 Balancing the Grass Account
13 Chairman Kefauver and the Mafia Myth
14 Lawyers, Doctors, and Senator Daniel
15 New York, September 1955
16 The Narcotic Control Act of 1956
17 Follow-the-Leader in State Capitols
18 ABA-AMA, No Match for HJA
19 The National Institutes Symposium
20 The British and Other "Systems"
21 Proselytizing the World
22 The White House Conference, 1962-63
23 Advice from a Commission
24 Rehabilitation, from Nothing to NARA
25 Dangerous Drugs: Here We Go Again!
26 Drug-Abuse Control, 1965
27 And Now, D-Men
28 The 1970 Act: Don't Sit There, Amend Something
29 The Bad Scene Today
30 So, What's Right?
Chronology, References, Citations, and Sources