By Steven B. Karch

ISBN-10: 0849340195

ISBN-13: 9780849340192

A short heritage of Cocaine is a completely researched, attention-grabbing account of the position cocaine has performed in around the world background, politics, economics, and technological know-how. commute with bestselling writer Steven B. Karch as he strains the trail of cocaine from the coca money plants of Spain to the distinguished pharmaceutical homes of Amsterdam into the banking of Japan. know about experimentation with the drug through the centuries, together with the paintings of Sigmund Freud, who instructed that cocaine be used to regard morphine habit. realize how cocaine has been grown, subtle, disbursed, and abused all over the world for 4 centuries. ultimately, comprehend why the cocaine alternate is still a thriving company regardless of govt rules. an important research of an age-old challenge, a quick heritage of Cocaine areas the "war on drugs" in its old context and predicts if we're destined to lose.

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In one of the cases, he reported that when a soldier collapsed on the second day of a forced march, he was given one tablespoon of cocaine-containing solution. ” The success of Aschenbrandt’s experiment was almost as miraculous as the success of the climbers on Mont Blanc. In reality, cocaine could only make heat exhaustion worse, and Aschenbrandt offered no proof that heat exhaustion was, in fact, the problem. The soldiers in question could simply have been tired, and if that was the case, the cocaine would almost certainly have helped to alleviate their symptoms.

It can be said, with reasonable certainty, that Mariani worked as an apprentice pharmacist in Paris at Chantrels, a pharmacy located on the Rue de Clichy. Sometime during his apprenticeship years, Mariani moved to another pharmacy in Saint-Germain. 1 Angelo Mariani. pharmacist, and his death certificate supports that claim, but there is no record that he ever passed the examination required for certification. He first produced a coca wine when he was still working as an assistant at Chantrels Pharmacy in late 1868 or early 1869.

T. Brown, 1886 Question: What is your opinion of coca leaf? K. … Although we have had no personal experience, we consider the reports in their favor sufficient to warrant giving them a trial. From a letter to the editor of the Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette, September 1876 In the 1880s, the name most often associated with coca belonged neither to Sigmund Freud nor Karl Koller, the man credited with inventing local anesthesia. At the turn of the century, mention of cocaine brought to mind only one name — Angelo Mariani, and his coca-based wine, Vin Mariani.

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