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 […]