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The Face of an Addict

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950 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"The dramatization of a young doctor's slide into narcotic addiction, the resultant ruination of his practice and his eventual death demonstrate that even in the hands of qualified individuals, the use of narcotics must be strictly controlled and monitored."

"Shows that most of the more than 50 Canadian doctors who are drug addicts become so because of the tremendous pressure of their work and also because, until they are caught through the continuing check of narcotics by National Health and Welfare, drugs are relatively easy for them to obtain. Traces the dowfall of a young doctor who tries, in a year, to take over the practice of an older doctor which the latter has built up over his lifetime. He starts taking narcotics because he feels he must get rest to better serve his patients."