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The Medical Sequelae of Narcotic Addiction

Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(1):23-33. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-67-1-23
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At the present time the social and psychologic aspects of narcotic addiction are receiving considerable professional and public attention. However, at the same time—perhaps because it is considered a social and not a medical problem—the clinical diseases of drug addicts receive relatively scant notice. There does exist a body of information, although not extensive or entirely satisfactory, on just this aspect of addiction, yet professional workers in the field and physicians in general are seldom acquainted with it.

The present report is intended both as a survey of the material to be found in the literature and as a summary


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