SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP
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SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP
The Celebrated Drug Classic
Mordecai Cooke

This groundbreaking survey written in the 19th century is a radically open-minded look at the use of drugs across the world and throughout the ages. Early users of tobacco in Russia would have their noses cut off and repeat offenders their heads. Pope Innocent X11 excommunicated any who used it in St. Peters. Marijuana users in 14th century Egypt would have their teeth extracted for their crime. Yet use of these and other forbidden substances continued to grow. If only as a record of the perennial failure of harsh punishments to deter drug use Victorian naturalist Mordecai Cooke's work THE SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP would remain significant. However the author's broad knowledge of the subject has ensured this work's reputation as possibly the best early book from what has grown into an enormous body of literature on mind and mood altering substances. Written in 1860 a time similar to our own in that drug use was a growing concern THE SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP is a thought-provoking and open-minded look at the use of drugs across the world and throughout the ages.

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  • Published : 11/01/2000
  • ISBN : 9780892817481
  • Format : Paperback
  • Imprint : Park Street Press
  • Size (mm): 152 X 229
  • Category: Drugs
  • Pages : 304
  • Edition :