A Brief History of Cocaine by Steven B. Karch

By Steven B. Karch

A quick heritage of Cocaine is a completely researched, interesting account of the function cocaine has performed in around the globe background, politics, economics, and technological know-how. shuttle with bestselling writer Steven B. Karch as he lines the trail of cocaine from the coca funds plants of Spain to the distinguished pharmaceutical homes of Amsterdam into the banking of Japan. find out about experimentation with the drug in the course of the centuries, together with the paintings of Sigmund Freud, who urged that cocaine be used to regard morphine habit. realize how cocaine has been grown, subtle, dispensed, and abused world wide for 4 centuries. ultimately, comprehend why the cocaine exchange is still a thriving company regardless of govt rules. a necessary research of an age-old challenge, a short background of Cocaine locations the "war on drugs" in its old context and predicts if we're destined to lose.

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In the first, he was slouched and depressed. In the second, a happy-looking Wells is shown drinking Vin Mariani. President William McKinley’s secretary, John Addison Porter, wrote to Mariani and thanked him for the case of wine he sent to the White House. Porter assured Mariani that the wine would be used whenever the occasion presented itself. 2). The celebrity folios were expensive and were designed to reach an influential, if limited, audience. To increase product recognition, Mariani reprinted extracts taken from the folios.

These claims, and a similar one made by others returning from South America, were taken seriously and were firmly lodged in the public’s consciousness. Letters to the editors of the Lancet and the British Medical Journal, from military surgeons and team physicians, described how coca chewing could be used as a way to decrease thirst and increase endurance. In 1877, a Canadian physician described what happened when he gave coca leaves to members of the Toronto Lacrosse Club: The day was exceedingly hot, the thermometer marking 110°F in the sun.

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