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The justly revered "fathers" of psychology and modern surgery were both longtime cocaine addicts. That paradigm-makers Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) and William Halsted (1852-1922) were both chronic drug abusers has been discussed before, but this study of their parallel addictions by medical historian Howard Markel (When Germs Travel) breaks new ground by placing their stories within the context of their professional careers and the emergence of this supposed new wonder drug. A first-rate cultural history that deserves a wide readership.