The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1974 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 934 pages
 Propaedia: outline of knowledge and guide to the Britannica.--- Micropaedia: ready reference and index.--- Macropaedia: knowledge in depth.
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Crude drugs. The term crude drug is usually applied to plant or animal organs or
whole organisms or exudations of these, ... Some crude drugs such as acacia,
belladonna, and starch are official; for these, rigid specifications are available.
In ritualized form, drugs have been used to enhance the puberty ordeal through
which, in certain tribes, a youth is ushered out of the period of childhood and is
certified a man. These functions of the drugs as teachers, leading participants ...
In this search the hippie movement is influenced, to a great extent, by its use of
drugs. Due to the religious drug-users' demand for the right to practice religion in
their own way, a legal crisis has been developing in the U.S. and elsewhere.
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