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Opiate Use in Vermont: The Present Reflects the Past

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10/20/2015

Vermont had a raging problem with the abuse of opium, morphine, and heroin by the end of the nineteenth century. This story occurred in the context of the state's involvement with temperance and early adoption of prohibition in 1852. Gary Shattuck is a former federal prosecutor who specializes in researching and writing about historical events utilizing period legal documents.

Sam B. Hand Memorial Lecture. Samuel B. Hand was a universal scholar, a historian, political scientist a founding member of the Center for Research on Vermont and former Director of the Vermont Historical Society. This is the first in an annual lecture series given in his honor.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Vermont and the Vermont Historical Society

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