Chip Away

Maggie Jaffe (mjaffe@MAIL.SDSU.EDU)
Thu, 27 Nov 1997 07:04:39 -0800

Dear Sixties People and Peter Brush:

Ronald Siegel's source for heroin use in the Vietnam War seems to be:

Robins, Davis, and Goodwin, "Drug Use in U.S. Army Enlisted Men in Vietnam:
A Follow-up on Their Return Home. *American Journal of Epidemiology,*
1974, 99 Vol 2 (?) 35-49.

Kaplan, J. *The Hardest Drug: Heroin and Public Policy.* Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1983.

Alfred McCoy's *The Politics of Heroin* is much more in-depth about drugs
and the Vietnam War, but Siegel's book is fascinating. BTW, I tried
Siegel's idea of "chipping," or sporadic use, with cigarettes and it didn't
work. Before I realized it, I was up to ten a day, hiding in dark corners,
censured by the self-righteous who already quit. I'm clean now, but . . .