Wednesday, July 20, 2011

An Anatomy of Addiction (2011)

“Howard Markel eloquently tells the parallel stories of these two pathbreaking physicians (William Halstead and Sigmund Freud) and how their stories intersect in remarkable and sometimes tragic ways . . . Markel's extraordinary achievement combines first-rate history of medicine and outstanding cultural history.” (from Publisher's Weekly,)

AN ANATOMY OF ADDICTION: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine
By Howard Markel Illustrated. 314 pages. Pantheon Books. $28.95.
NY Times Review, July 20, 2011. Also reviewed in the Sunday Times by Sjerwin Nuland.