19th Century drug trips: The doctors who got high for science
May 19, 2023
Philip Adam’s radio show “Late Night Live” on ABC Radio National, on the topic of “19th-century drug trips: The doctors who got high for science.” This 22-minute radio segment includes an interview with Mike Jay, who has just published a new book titled “Psychonauts: Drugs and the making of the modern mind”. In this interview includes stories about the discovery of nitrous oxide which included “demonstrations” with aristocrats, early medical experiments with hashish and Sigmund Freud’s use of cocaine.
Listen to “19th Century drug trips: The doctors who got high for science” (22 minutes)