Washington DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1971. Pamphlet. 4 pamphlets (each one a folded sheet), pictorial covers. Price of 10 cents ($5.50 per 100 and $6.75 per 100 for Marihuana) on the rear cover of each pamphlet. Each pamphlet is illustrated with psychedelic art on the front covers and in the middle sections, brilliantly reflecting the style of the early 70s. For the sedatives pamphlet, OCLC shows only one holding (at the National Library of Medicine).For each drug discussed, the pamphlets cover the current science on the effects of the drugs, how the drugs interact with the human body, and what the law dictates for possession and distribution of each drug under the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. The pamphlets discuss the effects of the drugs on young and expecting users, and they outline the nicknames drug dealers use for each substance. "Marihuana" notably is spelled with an h in the pamphlet offered here, not reflecting the use of the "j" in the spelling of the word to make the drug seem more foreign and therefore frightening (NPR, "The Mysterious History of Marijuana"). Issued by the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (Public Health Service), which from 1953 until 1979 was a cabinet level office now known as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (U.S. Government, "A History of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare"). The Clearinghouse had several publications from 1970 onward throughout the decade (UPenn, "The Online Books Page"). A fascinating set of pamphlets that covers the science of the time on these substances, the history of the drugs, the laws surrounding their usage and distribution, and some of the stereotypes associated with the drugs. Near Fine. Item #00008084
An occasional hint of foxing and edge wear, overall a beautiful, bright set of pamphlets on illicit drug usage.