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An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine

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From acclaimed medical historian Howard Markel, author of "When Germs Travel, "the astonishing account of the years-long cocaine use of Sigmund Freud ... Show synopsis

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  • An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine (Vintage Books) – Trade paperback (2012)
    by Professor Howard Markel

    An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine

    Trade paperback, Vintage Books
    2012
    English
    314 pages

    ISBN: 1400078792
    ISBN-13: 9781400078790

    Acclaimed medical historian Howard Markel traces the careers of two brilliant young doctors--Sigmund Freud, neurologist, and William Halsted, surgeon--showing how their powerful addictions to cocaine shaped their enormous contributions to psychology and medicine. When Freud and Halsted began their experiments with cocaine in the 1880s, neither they, nor their colleagues, had any idea of the drug's potential to dominate and endanger their lives. "An Anatomy of Addiction" tells the tragic and heroic story of each man, ... Show more

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