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Fillers One hundred years ago

Increase in the morphine habit

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 31 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:461

Our attention has been drawn to an article in one of the popular weekly journals entitled, “Morphine Tea Parties given by Women.” The fashion, which is said to have originated in Paris, consists of the formation of what may be termed a morphine club. A number of ladies meet about 4 O'clock every afternoon, …

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