One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Dependence on or addiction to morphine.
- ‘It transpired that heroin was not the miracle-cure for morphinism that some of its early boosters had supposed.’
- ‘In the good old days, cocaine was the ‘magic bullet’ against alcoholism, morphinism and that ‘vicious habit’ of nicotinism, but it had one tragic flaw - people liked it.’
- ‘In the advanced stage of morphinism even the capacity for correct judgment is lost’
- ‘I have had broad experience with the regular use of cocaine over long periods of time by persons who were not morphine addicts, and have taken the drug myself for some months without perceiving or experiencing any condition similar to morphinism or any desire for continued use of cocaine.’
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