‘“An Abnormal Habit”: Alcohol Policy and the Control of Methylated Spirit Drinking in England in the 1920s and 1930s’. / Moss, Stella.

In: Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, Vol. 22, No. 2, 20.03.2015, p. 118-124.

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‘“An Abnormal Habit”: Alcohol Policy and the Control of Methylated Spirit Drinking in England in the 1920s and 1930s’. / Moss, Stella.

In: Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, Vol. 22, No. 2, 20.03.2015, p. 118-124.

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