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Blue Dreams: The Science and the Story of the Drugs that Changed Our Minds (edition 2018)

by Lauren Slater (Author)

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Title:Blue Dreams: The Science and the Story of the Drugs that Changed Our Minds
Authors:Lauren Slater (Author)
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2018), Edition: 1, 416 pages
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“Blue Dreams,” like all good histories of medicine, reveals healing to be art as much as science. Slater doesn’t demonize the imperfect remedies of the past or present — even as she describes their costs with blunt severity. And, improbably perhaps, she ends on a note of hope, calling these early efforts to address mental illness “the first golden era.” If the story of the magic bullet of psychopharmacology is coming to an end, another story — a potentially better one, Slater believes — is coming to take its place.
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Explores the discovery, invention, science, and people behind today's major psychotropic drugs, from the earliest, Thorazine and Lithium, through Prozac and Ecstasy, to today's most cutting-edge memory drugs and neural implants.

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