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The history of medicine – have we progressed?

Chris HolderWilliam Halsted and Sigmund Freud were two “scientists” who went down trying to crack the mystery of substance abuse use (Freud) and searching for the strongest numbing agent for surgical procedures (Halsted). Their nightmare was characterized by strong addictions, medical complications, and extreme health problems. Even more, their substance abuse addiction not only revealed their deep emotional and psychological needs, but the potential vulnerabilities of scientists in the world and the problems often associated with doctors who have access to prescription drugs. Watch the video to find out more and visit: http://halstedthedocumentary.org/.

Self-medication: Why doctors use prescription drugs

Doctors with substance abuse issues

 

Photo credit: Chris Holder

   
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