Narcotic Addiction and Mental Health: The Clinical Papers ofLawrence Kolb, Sr.

Narcotic Addiction and Mental Health: The Clinical Papers ofLawrence Kolb, Sr.

Dr. Lawrence Kolb was a pioneer in the medical approach to narcotics addiction treatment and in public health research and treatment of mental illness.He was one of the first to advocate treating drug addicts as patients, not criminals. The collection deals chiefly with the subjects of drug addiction,alcoholism, juvenile delinquency, and mental health. The Clinical Papers of Lawrence Kolb Sr. provide a wealth of information about the workings ofthe public service procedures employed to scrutinize immigrants applying to enter the United States, the development of a medical approach to theproblems of addiction, and the kind of research undertaken by Kolb and his contemporaries.

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