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Alcohol and the Human Body (1949)

An educational film by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films showing the effects that alcohol has on the human body and brain as well as the dangers of alcoholism….more

The Relaxed Wife (1957)

Strange and unnerving promotional film for the tranquilliser “Atarax”, in which a husband plagued by stress brought on by work and noisy children, is helped by his …more

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

Tractatus de Herbis (ca.1440)

Selections from a beautifully illustrated 15th century version of the “Tractatus de Herbis”, a book produced to help apothecaries and physicians from different …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

Reefer Madness (1938)

Considered the archetypal sensationalized anti-drug movie but can also be seen as an exploitation film made to capitalize on the hot taboo subject of marijuana use …more

Princess Nicotine (1909)

Comedic short from J. Stuart Blackton and Albert S. Smith that pits a smoker against a tiny fairy, brought to life through early special effects….more