Crook & Hudson Paregoric

Paregoric, distributed by the Crook & Hudson Drug Company of Memphis, Tennessee

Tennessee required that addicts register themselves; on January 1, 1915, there were 2370 individuals registered; Brown believed that not more than one-half, and possibly not more than one-fourth, of the addicts were registered. Tennessee had 2.3% of the population of the U.S. He estimated (with other calculations, such as adding 25% because Tennessee was rural, and assuming 5,000 addicts in Tennessee) 269,000 addicts in the U.S, and assumed this a “very conservative calculation." Bureau of Social Hygiene, Inc., 1928