An Update on Charles B. Towns

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The World’s Greatest Narcotic Expert helps save the United States from the perils of drug addiction. The fear that the prohibition of alcohol will lead to increased drug addiction can be avoided if society listens to Charles B. Towns.

Drug Evil Target of Fierce Attack

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In spite of all these things the sale of habit-forming drugs has steadily, alarmingly increased; it has grown until its magnitude is such that it constitutes a National threat. These are not the words of an enthusiast. Any reputable physician who has made a study of the situation will indorse them

Could the Opioid Crisis of Today Been Avoided?

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Legislation has recently been passed by the Congress and signed by the President regarding our opioid crisis, which has been called the health crisis of our times. The book I’ve written involves a history of opium usage and treatment in the United States dating from more than 100 years ago. The book also deals with […]

Charles Towns and Drugs In Prison

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In mid-February, 2016, 46 prison guards from nine different prisons were arrested in Georgia. The charges related to illegal drugs being purchased, distributed  and produced by prisoners. Charles B. Towns, in the book Habits That Handicap published in 1915, predicted that drugs in American prisons would omnipresent. He believed that if the craving for drugs by prisoners […]

Dr William J. Robinson

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Dr William J. Robinson was the editor of the MEDICAL REVIEW OF REVIEWS, which was a very prominent medical magazine founded in 1895. Charles Barnes Towns was hired in early 1916 to write a “Drug Addictions and Alcoholism” column even though Towns had but an eighth-grade education. The reputation of Towns Hospital and the Towns […]