They are considered fathers of modern medicine: Sigmund Freud for his advancements in psychoanalysis, and William Halsted for the many surgical breakthroughs he made in the operating room. And yet, both men battled an addiction to cocaine. Acclaimed medical historian and pediatrician Howard Markel reveals how scientific research lead these men down a path of "accidental" addiction to what many perceived as the "miracle drug" of the 1880s, cocaine. Markel's chat on his New York Time's best-selling book, "An Anatomy of Addiction" not only discusses the extent of the doctors' addictions to cocaine, but how the public's perception of the drug changed from excited advocates of its perceived benefits to disdain for those who became addicted to it.
If you know Sue Grafton, then you also know Kinsey Millhone. The sharp-tongued, no frills private eye is back in "W is for Wasted," the latest letter in Grafton's best-selling "alphabet" mystery series. Find out...
Khaled Hosseini is known worldwide for his blockbuster, emotionally gripping novels, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed. In this interview, get to know a different side of this...
Michael Pollan, best-selling author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and one of the stars of the documentary "Food, Inc.", explains how clever marketing, social changes and even the rise of "foodie culture" are...
Novelist Elizabeth Strout talks candidly about writing, rejection, and the inspiration behind her newest novel, “The Burgess Boys.”
Like it or not, we’re all in sales. From trying to convince your boss to give you a raise to talking your kids into cleaning their rooms, you use sales tactics everyday. This one on one with bestselling...
“Queen of Suspense” Lisa Gardner reveals some writing secrets, including how she develops plot twists, creates characters’ names and quirks, and how country walks inspire her.
What was America’s most perilous year? Find out why bestselling author David Von Drehle says it was 1862, and how President Abraham Lincoln successfully lead the nation out of danger and into the history books..
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|DATE||Wednesday March 30th 2013|