Frank L. Packard (1877-1942) was a Canadian novelist. He wrote numerous novels. Here is an extract of his The Miracle Man:
Doc Madison swung Helena lightly down from the table to the head of the couch, sat down beside her, one arm circling her waist, and motioned the Flopper to a chair — then he leaned forward and watched Pale Face Harry critically, as the latter carefully replaced the shining little hypodermic in its case.
« Harry, » said he abruptly, jerking his free hand toward the hypodermic, « could you give up that dope-needle? »
« Sure, I could — if I wanted to! » asserted Pale Face Harry defiantly.
« That’s good, » said Madison cheerfully. « Because you’ll have to. » …