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Economic Botany

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 73–80 | Cite as

Old and new world narcotics: A statistical question and an ethnological reply

  • Weston La Barre
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Bibliographical Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weston La Barre
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyDuke UniversityDurham

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