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A Laboratory History Of Narcotics, Vol. 1 Amphetamines And Derivatives based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book hits the nail on the head. The subject matter is more of a deterrent rather then a promoter. With information comes truth with truth comes resolve. This book does just that, delivers truth. When you understand something and how it works, your attitude towards it changes, and this book will definitely change the way you look at amphetamines. This book analyses each drug on a professional level and dishes out its preparation, toxicity, and physical properties, even including safety information on dosage and administration. This book is definitely a tribute to the great scientist Alexander Shulgin who dedicated his life to exploring and understanding amphetamines and psychedelic amphetamines, and who himself undertook self administration and exploration on each substance to catalogue potential medicinal value which many of the drugs have in the area of psychiatric medicine. Critics bash such drugs as ecstacy and eve all the time, which however when ¿properly¿ administrated under professional supervision demonstrate treatments for mental illness, a fact that has been well over looked, buried, and tarnished by the inaccurate street use of the drugs and the criticism they have gained as a result of improper and illegal manufacture and distribution. Another fact remains that even the so called ¿evil¿ crystal meth was once widely prescribed to patients to treat a variety of mental illness, which goes to show that under proper administration and circumstances the drugs listed in this book can benefit society. So, are the substances listed in this book evil, or is that most people in our society just have a false pretense due to lack luster criticism. This book just may answer that question. A remarkable piece of work, and a must have. A+++++++++
In the great tradition of Alexander Shulgin, A Laboratory history of narcotics propels the reader into the psychedelic realm of amphetamine chemistry. This book goes where most authors wouldn¿t dare, from crystal meth, to Mescaline, to new and bizarre drugs such as CAT, and 2CB, this book leaves no stone unturned in the area of amphetamine chemistry. I never truly understood the nature of chemistry and its possibilities until I read this book. From the extraction of vanillin from vanilla beans, to the use of Eugenol from cloves, this book takes the world of amphetamine chemistry and throws it back into your face. This book will open your eyes to the true nature of drugs, how they¿re made, their affects, toxicity, and physical properties. This book is a highly valuable educational tool designed to teach the reader the truth about amphetamines, and should be provided to every police officer and DEA agent, high school and college library, and every public library. This is a must have book for any collector, educator, police officer, and enthusiast.