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A social history of the minor tranquilizers

the quest for small comfort in the age of anxiety
  • 265 Pages
  • 2.44 MB
  • English
Pharmaceutical Products Press , New York
Tranquilizing drugs -- History, Tranquilizing drugs -- Social as
StatementMickey C. Smith.
LC ClassificationsRM333 .S66 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 265 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1535222M
ISBN 10156024142X
LC Control Number91013143

A Social History of the Minor Tranquilizers presents the first historical account chronicling the invention, sale, use, and public reaction to minor tranquilizers such as Valium, Librium, and by: A social history of the minor tranquilizers: the quest for small comfort in the age of anxiety.

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A Social History of the Minor Tranquilizers presents the first historical account chronicling the invention, sale, use, and public reaction to minor tranquilizers such as Valium, Librium, and Miltown.

Abstract The author of this book dealing with the interface of society and medicine, within a framework of the history of the minor tranquilizers, adumbrates each chapter with a quote.

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Chapter 9 merits one from the often cited Lord Acton: "If a law is not absolutely necessary, then it is absolutely necessary that there not be a law.". Author(s): Smith,Mickey C; Smith,Mickey C Title(s): A social history of the minor tranquilizers: no small comfort/ Mickey C.

Smith. Country of Publication: United States Publisher: New York: Pharmaceutical Products Press, c   Andrea Tone is Canada Research Chair in the Social History of Medicine at McGill University.

She is the author of numerous articles and books including Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America, named one of the Best Books of by the Washington Post, and which inspired the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary on the birth. To the Editor:— The edition of "New Drugs" classifies tranquilizers as "minor" and "major."This division appears to me unfortunate because it seems to imply that these drugs may be of value in the treatment of the same conditions and differ from each other only in the intensity of effect they produce.

“From the summer of to the end ofNew York waist makers - young immigrants, mostly women - achieved something profound. They were a catalyst for the forces of change: the drive for women's rights (and other civil rights), the rise of unions, and the use of activist government to address social problems.”.

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Tranquilizer, also spelled Tranquillizer, drug that is used to reduce anxiety, fear, tension, agitation, and related states of mental disturbance. Tranquilizers fall into two main classes, major and minor.

Major tranquilizers, which are also known as antipsychotic agents, or neuroleptics, are so called because they are used to treat major states of mental disturbance in. Benzodiazepines, or "minor" tranquilizers such as Valium and Librium, are effective in reducing the symptoms of _____ Anxiety.

Littlefox studies the origins and causes of psychological disorders, including the biological, psychological, and social dimensions. Littlefox studies the _____ of a disorder.

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etiology. Tone (Social History of Medicine/McGill Univ.; Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America,etc.) draws on FDA reports, congressional investigations, court cases, popular media, interviews and letters to uncover the history of American’s love-hate relationship with tranquilizers.

While Miltown, the first of the “minor tranquilizers” (as distinguished from. Symptomatic of an emerging generation of pharmaceutical histories, The Age of Anxiety examines the social patterns and cultural configurations within which tranquilizer-taking took place and asks what they can tell us about social life in the mid-twentieth-century United States.

At times the book risks overstating the import of a particular incarnation of its central artifact; historians, too, fall in love with their objects of analysis. InMiltown became the first in a series of minor tranquilizing agents to be introduced into general use in North America.

Its popularity was instantaneous. Medical journals, popular magazines, and even Hollywood celebrities overwhelmingly endorsed the drug as a safe and effective means of alleviating anxiety and tension.

Public demand for the drug also. Initially this appears to be a very scholarly book on the American view of anxiety and a pharmacological history of tranquilizers. But the book misses on several counts. While the author spends a great deal of time on the women's movement, she never makes the call as to whether she believes women are more prone to anxiety or hysteria, or /5(16).

An anxiolytic (also antipanic or antianxiety agent) is a medication, or other intervention, that inhibits effect is in contrast to anxiogenic agents, which increase anxiety.

Together these categories of psychoactive compounds or interventions may be referred to as anxiotropic compounds or agents. Some recreational drugs such as alcohol induce anxiolysis initially.

Tranquilizers 1. A tranquilizer is a drug that acts on the CNS and is used to calm, decrease anxiety, or help a person to sleep. Often called depressants because they suppress the CNS and slow the body down.

Used to treat mental illness that are characteristic of the psychoses which is a behavioral disorder. Also used in common anxiety and.

Antianxiety drug, any drug that relieves symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety is a state of pervasive apprehension that may be triggered by specific environmental or personal factors.

Anxiety states are generally combined with emotions such as fear, anger, or depression. Maximum shrinkage after gingival curettage can be expected from tissue that is In necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis the deepest penetrating microorganisms are After a tooth surface has been completely cleaned, the new mucoprotein coating which forms on the surface is called The colour of normal gingiva is affected by the 1.

vascularity of the gingiva. Anxiety, she writes, “is at once real and historically rooted” (p. xii). To Tone, the history of America's infatuation with tranquilizers involves myriad interest groups and stakeholders, including the government, the medical profession, drug companies, the insurance industry, and patients and their families.

Tranquilizers. Tranquilizers are a generic label for any of several classes of drugs, all of which have one or more of the following properties: antianxiety, sedative, muscle relaxant, anticonvulsant, antiagitation (Xrefer, ). Antianxiety drugs or minor tranquilizers include the benzodiazepines such as chlordiazepoxide and diazepam; the.

another recent book, David Herzberg' s Happy Pills in America: From Miltown to Prozac (). Herzberg tells the same story as Tone, but with a focus on the cultural history of the tranquilizers and especially on the interactions of tranquilizer history with advertising, politics, gender, and ideas of the self.

Once the most-popular minor tranquilizers in Britain, the U.S., and much of Europe, benzodiazepines ("benzos" for short) include such household names as Valium, Xanax, Librium, Ativan, and Klonopin. For a selection of recent books with focus on addiction to tranquilizers see: drug marketed as Valium.

It became the Rolling Stones ‘Mother’s Little Helper,’ a crutch used by women to cope with minor stresses.4 Beginning in the mids, authors write about Valium as an addictive mental sedative or taming agent, given.

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Tranquilizers are used for a variety of medical purposes in psychiatry and anesthesiology. Some tranquilizers have a high potential for abuse and are highly addictive. Tranquilizer Facts. Tranquilizer is a broad drug classification that can be broken up into three different groups: major tranquilizers, minor tranquilizers and others.

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Ross" By S. McMahon his popular books on "race sui- cide" and his world travels; and his legacy in ciety of Wisconsin, ), are relatively minor and not entirely convincing. McMahon attributes Ross's sympathy for farmers. History of Thorazine (Major Tranquilizer) and Valium (Minor Tranquilizer) Cai Richardson, PhD, describes the history of psychiatric drugs as having started in with the creation of the drug Chlorpromazine (CPZ), which came to be referred to as Thorazine.

Thorazine first came into widespread use around in psychiatric hospitals for. The history of minor tranquilizers is a fascinating one and the author of this book does it great justice. I was particularly interested in the details of the Miltown craze, a drug of once universal popularity now relegated almost entirely to the chambers of history.

Whether your interest is casual or scholarly, by all means pick up this s: 3.Once the most-popular minor tranquilizers in Britain, the U.S., and much of Europe, benzodiazepines ("benzos" for short) include such household names as Valium, Xanax, Librium, Ativan, and Klonopin. Between andthe number of U.S.

prescriptions for them grew from 69 million to 83 million. Their popularity trailed off in the s and.generically to mean tranquilizer. The minor tranquilizers, and Valium in particular, achieved a level of public awareness which, if not unique, is certainly rare.

Role of the Press Morton Mintz, in his book, The Therapeutic Nightmare, included an entire chapter on the subject of media coverage of new drugs. That chapter.