Additional Resources

Manuscript Collections

Kolb, Lawrence. Lawrence Kolb Papers. 1912-1972. Located in: Archives and Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 279.

Kolb, Lawrence, 1963 [Interview], Box: 3, Folder: 8-9. George Rosen Public Health Oral History Collection, MS C 203. Archives and Modern Manuscripts Collection.


ABA and AMA Joint Committee on Narcotic Drugs. Drug Addiction: Crime or Disease. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1961.

Acker, Caroline Jean. Creating the American Junkie: Addiction Research in the Classic Era of Narcotic Control. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.

Campbell, Nancy. Discovering Addiction: The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007

Campbell, Nancy, JP Olsen, & Luke Waldron. The Narcotic Farm. New York: Abrams, 2008.

Courtwright, David. Dark Paradise: A History of Opiate Addiction in America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982.

Furman, Bess. A Profile of the United States Public Health Service, 1798-1948. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1973.

Harrison, Mark. The Medical War: British Military Medicine in the First World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Higham, John. Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1925. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011 (with new epilogue) (first pub 1955)

Kevles, Daniel. In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1985.

Kraut, Alan. Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the “Immigrant Menace.” Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.

Mullen, Fitzhugh, Plagues and Politics: The Story of the United States Public Health Service. New York: Basic Books, 1989.

Musto, David. The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control, expanded ed. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Richardson, John T. E. Howard Andrew Knox: Pioneer of Intelligence Testing at Ellis Island. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

Surgeon General of the Army. The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War, vol. 10, Neuropsychiatry. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1929.

United States Public Health Service. Manual of the Mental Examination of Aliens (Miscellaneous Publication No. 18.) Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1918.

Viets, Henry R. Shell Shock: A Digest of the English Language. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, 1917.


Brand, Jeanne. “The National Mental Health Act of 1946: A Retrospect.” Bull. Hist. Med. 39 (1965): 231-245.

Mullan, Eugene. “Mental Examination of Immigrants,” Public Health Reports 32 (20) (May 18, 1917): 733-746 [ ]

Speaker, Susan L. “Demons for the Twentieth Century: The Rhetoric of Drug Reform, 1920-1940," pp. 203-224 in Caroline Acker & Sarah Tracy, eds., Altering American Consciousness: Essays on the History of Alcohol and Drug Use in the United States, 1800-2000 (Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2004)