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An anatomy of addiction : Sigmund Freud, William Halsted and the miracle drug, cocaine / Howard Markel.

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Author/Creator:
Markel, Howard.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2011
Imprint:
1st ed. - New York : Pantheon Books, c2011.
Format:
  • Book
  • xx, 314 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Young Freud
  • Young Halsted
  • Über coca
  • An addict's death
  • The accidental addict
  • Cocaine damnation
  • Sigmund in Paris
  • Rehabilitating Halsted
  • The interpretation of dreams
  • The professor
  • Dr. Freud's coca coda
  • Dr. Halsted in limbo.
Summary:
The astonishing account of the decades-long cocaine use of Sigmund Freud and William Halsted. The author discusses the physical and emotional damage caused by the constant use of the then-heralded wonder drug, and of how each man ultimately changed the world in spite of it--or because of it.
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ISBN:
9780375423307
0375423303

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