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

Markel, Howard. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307379818 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0307379817 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xx, 314 pages) : illustrations
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2011]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-304) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
Halsted, William, 1852-1922.
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
Halsted, William, 1852-1922.
Psychoanalysts > Austria > Biography.
Surgeons > United States > Biography.
Cocaine > History.
Cocaine abuse.
General Surgery > Biography.
Psychoanalysis > Biography.
Anesthesia > history.
Anesthesiology > history.
Cocaine-Related Disorders > history.
History, 19th Century > Biography.
History, 20th Century > Biography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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