Howard Markel

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Chronicling the history of quarantine
05:03 — Dr. Howard Markel, author of 'Quarantine,' discusses whether or not quarantine really works to control disease.
'An Interpretation of Dreams' and Freud's Cocaine Nightmare
02:19 — The 'Model Dream' that became a launching pad for Sigmund Freud's long career in psychoanalysis was actually a cocaine-induced nightmare. The anecdot (more…)
Cocaine: How 'Miracle Drug' Nearly Destroyed Sigmund...
07:09 — In 'An Anatomy of Addiction,' medical historian Howard Markel details the cocaine addictions of Sigmund Freud and William Halsted, both medical revolu (more…)
The Cocaine Wine Guzzled by the Pope
01:45 — Pope Leo XIII awarded the Mariani Company a special Vatican gold medal for its creation of a cocaine-infused Bordeaux wine. He then proceeded to carry (more…)


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