The First World War and drug and alcohol control

Date: Tuesday 9 September 2014
Time: 12:45 pm 1:45 pm
Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Seminar
Speaker(s): Virginia Berridge, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

It is often forgotten that the First World War was a key formative period for both drug and alcohol control. The international drug control system which still operates today came about because of the war. The war also saw restrictions placed on drinking in the UK and elsewhere which had a significant impact on drinking cultures. This talk will examine those initiatives from the standpoint of their present day legacies.

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