Medicine: Freud's Cocaine Capers

Woe to you, my Princess ... I will kiss you quite red and feed you until you are plump. And 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 and a small dose lifted me to the heights.

This lurid encomium to cocaine was not penned by an immature drug addict. It was written 90 years ago by Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, to...

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