General Medicine

The devastating American opioid crisis… of 1908

The devastating American opioid crisis… of 1908 The president, a swaggering populist from New York, was worried that a national crisis of opiate addiction was weakening America and diminishing its greatness. So in 1908, Teddy Roosevelt appointed a handsome Ohio doctor with a handlebar mustache, Hamilton Wright, to be the nation’s first Opium Commissioner. Americans, […]