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An anatomy of addiction : Sigmund Freud, William Halsted and the miracle drug, cocaine

Author: Howard Markel
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Markel, Howard.
Anatomy of addiction.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©2011
(DLC) 2010033782
(OCoLC)659304879
Named Person: Sigmund Freud; William Halsted; Sigmund Freud; William Halsted; Sigmund Freud; William Halsted
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Markel
ISBN: 9780307379818 0307379817 1283996715 9781283996716
OCLC Number: 759513453
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 314 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Young Freud --
Young Halsted --
Uber 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.
Responsibility: Howard Markel.

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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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