Posted on: 5 March 2014

A busy examining hall in the opium factory at Patna, India. Lithograph after W. S. Sherwill, c. 1850.

Published: Maclure, Macdonald & Macgregor, London.

Credit: Wellcome Library, London

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The unfortunate part of this opium trade in India was that the villagers were forced to grow opium by the British overlords and therefore had no crops for their own sustenance, leading to massive numbers of death from famine. .

Now I have to go explore this building!!!

Some relics of these buildings may still be there...