Cocaine Papers Author:Sigmund Freud In July 1884, the young and ambitious Dr. Sigmund Freud published Uber Coca, a paper in which he enthusiastically reported on the therapeutic uses of coca and its alkaloid, cocaine. Frued hoped that the drug would cure a friend's morphine addiction and that the paper itself would bring him fame. — Cocaine Papers, which traces the history of coca... more »ine in the 19th century, includes a wealth of previously unpublished and unavailable writing both by and about Freud. The many peronsal letters from Freud and Martha Bernays, Carl Koller and others, and the early dream analyses, reveal an historically significant course from the experimentation with cocaine to Freud's authorship of his masterpiece, The Interpretation of Dreams.
Dr. Robery Byck insightfully edits and introduces this collection in which Freud's pubications and letters, annotated by Anna Freud, are supplemented with articles by other investigators and with biographical commentary by Ernest Jones, Sigfried Bernfeld, and Hortense Koller Becker. Richard Woodley offers a survey of "Illicit Cocaine in America", and David Musto's "Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud" focuses on the cocaine connection in the early careers of two brilliant investigators.« less