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  • Published: New York : Pantheon Books, c2011.
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: xx, 314 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780375423307
  • 0375423303

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

by Markel, Howard.

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Call number: 362.298 Ma

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult

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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.

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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