1930 - 1945 CE
Amphetamines were prescribed for a wide range of medical issues in the 1930s

In the 1930s, amphetamines were prescribed for a many medical conditions, ranging from asthma, epilepsy, obesity, schizophrenia, narcolepsy to hyperactivity in children. Amphetamines were also used to help military personnel stay awake and productive during World War II.

Source: Methamphetamine Report (2007). Department of Justice, Government of Canada.

Drugs: Stimulants (amphetamine, methamphetamine)
Regions: Canada, USA (United States of America)
Topics: Drugs and war, Medicinal use of drugs