On March 30, 1842, ether anesthesia is used for the first time in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long. The battle with pain in the pursuit of health has been a long and old one in medicine. 1842 marked a breakthrough while the 21st century has seen a backlash. The rise of the opioid epidemic pushed by crippling healthcare prices in America and the efficient supply chain of cheapp, accessible black market opioids encouraged an addiction crisis in the United States. Sam Quinones, and American journalist and nonfiction author, chronicles this epidemic’s journey as it wraps around and infiltrates places as far flung as Huntington in West Virginia and the west coast of Mexico.

Book Title: Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

Book Author: Sam Quinones

ISBN Number: 1620402505 (ISBN13: 9781620402504)

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