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Bourne, Peter

  • By: Stephen T. Schroth & Evan M. Massey
  • In: Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
  • Edited by: Mark A. R. Kleiman & James E. Hawdon
  • Subject:Public Policy, Drug Crimes

Peter Bourne (1939–) was an early proponent of treatment options for drug addicts who became involved in a controversy involving use of illicit narcotics while he was serving under President Jimmy Carter as a special assistant to the president for health issues. In addition to his position under Carter, Bourne has held various other positions, attesting to his training as an anthropologist and physician, and has also worked as an author, political consultant, and international civil servant, including work for the United States government and the United Nations (UN). Born in the United Kingdom, Bourne holds an MD from Emory University, which he received in 1962, and an MA in anthropology from Stanford University, which he received in 1969. After graduating from Stanford, Bourne ...

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