KANE, Harry Hubbell
Opium-smoking in America and China: A study of its prevalence, and effects, immediate and remote, on the individual and the nation.New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1882.
The author claims (p. 1) that "the first white man who smoked opium in America is said to have been a sporting character named Clendenyn. The second—induced to try it by the first—smoked in 1871." Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.
Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Opium, PUBLIC HEALTH, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction