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Society, partly because the subject is curious, and little known in this country, but chiefly for the purpose of offering one or two practical suggestions to the members. First. I think it will be admitted that the Chinese mode of taking opium, by smoking or inhalation, induces the peculiar sedative effects of that drug more powerfully and more speedily than when taken into the stomach. Second. There can, 1 believe, be little doubt, that these effects are produced chiefly, if not entirely,doi:10.1056/nejm184205250261602 fatcat:showg2oc2rcy3nxwuotvgurxzi