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The medical historian author of When Germs Travel documents the long-term use of cocaine by psychoanalysis founder Sigmund Freud and surgical pioneer William Halsted, revealing how their addictions played integral roles in their world-changing careers.

About the Author

Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., is the George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan. His books include Quarantine! and When Germs Travel. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and The New England Journal of Medicine, and he is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio. Markel is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Table of 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307379818
Subtitle:
Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Author:
Markel, Howard
Subject:
Addictions
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction - General
Subject:
Biography/Medical
Subject:
Health and Medicine-History of Medicine
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110719
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
314

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Biography » Medical
Biography » Social Scientists and Psychologists
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » History of Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » General

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