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Author Markel, Howard

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

Publ Info New York : Pantheon Books, 2011
 PC  BF109.A1 M37 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  BF109.A1 M37 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  BF109.A1 M37 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xx, 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Note 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
LC subject Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
Psychoanalysts -- Austria -- Biography
Halsted, William, 1852-1922
Surgeons -- United States -- Biography
Cocaine -- History
Cocaine abuse
ISBN 9780375423307 (hb)
1400078792 (pbk.)