The law requires that the nature and effects of both stimulants and narcotics be taught in the public schools. A short time ago the writer asked a dozen college students to describe the nature of the effects of narcotics, and to give the extent of their use. The replies were all much alike. All seemed to have a hazy idea that narcotics put a person into a stupor and that while in this condition the addict dreamed rosy dreams and had a pleasant time generally. Likewise most of the dozen seemed to have the impression that the use of narcotics was largely limited to movie stars and hoboes.
©1931 by Iowa State Teachers College
Rath, H. E.
Science Bulletin: Vol. 4:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol4/iss2/6