A Tale Of Two Addicts: Freud, Halsted And Cocaine

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011

In his book An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine, medical historian Howard Markel tells the story of how Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, and Halsted, the acclaimed surgeon, fell under the addictive spell of cocaine. And, in a bonus edition of  ‘Science Diction,’ Dr. Markel explains the origins of the word ‘addiction’….

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