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Opium addiction in Chicago ... by Bingham Dai

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Published by The Commercial Press, Limited in Shanghai, China .
Written in English



  • Illinois,
  • Chicago.


  • Opium abuse.,
  • Pharmaceutical industry -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesChicago, Opium addiction in.
Statementby Bingham Dai.
LC ClassificationsHV5816 .D3 1937
The Physical Object
Paginationvi p., 3 l., 208 p.
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6366753M
LC Control Number38006087

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