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"Woe to you, my Princess...I will kiss you quite red & feed you until you are plump. & if you are froward, you shall see who is stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body. In my last severe depression I took coca again & a small dose lifted me to the heights."
This lurid encomium to cocaine wasn't penned
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Paperback, 402 pages
Published October 1st 1975 by Plume/New American Library (first published 1884)
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Erik Graff
Mar 20, 2011 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: historians of psychopharmacology
Recommended to Erik by: no one
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I'd heard about Freud's cocaine studies but never read about them until coming across this in a used book store. It was the eighties and cocaine was all the rage. I'd tried it, but couldn't see what the fuss was about. If fresh squeezed orange juice was illegal and expensive, I supposed there'd be a craze for that too. Still, it was intriguing that such a luminary as Freud would be implicated in the great evil.

The book is a series of essays by Freud, about Freud and about cocaine. Freud's ultima
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Aug 23, 2014 mark rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Cocaine Papers is a collection of ‘papers’ featuring Sigmund Freud’s writing and thoughts on the subject, personal and professional, as well as other writings that mention him in conjunction with cocaine; and finally the Editor’s summation of the professional medical and law enforcement positions’ w/r/t cocaine, up to publication, 1974. (Which, btw, hasn’t changed much in the last 40 years.) The only thing that now is different is the introduction of a new way to take the drug, smoking it, aka ...more
Kaan
kısıtlı bir kaynakça. harfler kocaman kocaman ama freud'un nasıl da yanlış yargılama yaptığını göstermesi açısından 2. yıldızı takmaya hak kazanıyor...
Kurdina
Фрейда почитать, так кокаин панацея от всех болезней. И Стоматит лечит, и астму с туберкулезом, болезни желудочно-кишечного тракта, помогает избавиться от алкогольной и морфино зависимостей.
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it's good as a historical document.
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Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, who created an entirely new approach to the understanding of the human personality. He is regarded as one of the most influential - and controversial - minds of the 20th century.

Sigismund (later changed to Sigmund) Freud was born on 6 May 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia (now Pribor in the Czech Republic). His father was a merchant. The
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