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The Anatomy of Drunkenness (1834)

An examination of inebriety from a wide range of angles: although that caused by alcohol is the main focus, he also explores use of opium (popular at the time), tob…more

The Hasheesh Eater (1857)

An autobiographical book by the American novelist and journalist Fitz Hugh Ludlow in which he describes his altered states of consciousness and philosophical flight…more