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Ritalin: Panic in the USA

Miller, T. (2008) Ritalin: Panic in the USA. Cultural Studies Review, 14 (2). pp. 103-112.

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How has it come to pass that in fin-de-siècle America, where every child from preschool onward can recite the ‘anti-drug’ catechism by heart, millions of middle- and uppermiddle class children are being legally drugged with a substance so similar to cocaine that, as one journalist accurately summarized the science, ‘it takes a chemist to tell the difference’?

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
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