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A Boy and His Whale

Jason M. Colby

in Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190673093
eISBN:
9780197559789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673093.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

It was february 1966, and Richard Stroud had seal sex on his mind. A recent graduate of Oregon State University, the Portland-born Stroud had taken a job at the Marine ... More


Depressants: Sedative-Hypnotic-Tranquilizing Drugs—From Errant Yeast to Halcion and Its Relatives

Jerrold Winter

in Our Love Affair with Drugs: The History, the Science, the Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190051464
eISBN:
9780197559451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051464.003.0009
Subject:
Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

The agents we will consider in this chapter are a disparate bunch, but they are united in that most can induce a mild state of intoxication that many of us find to be ... More


Where’s the Dexamyl, Doc?

Nathan Michael Corzine

in Team Chemistry: The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039799
eISBN:
9780252097898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039799.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the history of drug use in Major League Baseball (MLB). It begins with Twentieth-Century Fox's baseball fantasy It Happens Every Spring, the story of a nerdy chemistry ... More


Magic Bullet in the Head? Psychiatric Revolutions and Their Aftermath

Nicolas Henckes

in Therapeutic Revolutions: Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390734
eISBN:
9780226390901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390901.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Most mental health professionals acknowledged the revolutionary nature of neuroleptics almost immediately after their introduction to psychiatry in the early 1950s. But stabilizing a consensual ... More


The Repeating Madhouse, from Havana to Miami

Jennifer L. Lambe

in Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631028
eISBN:
9781469631042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631028.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

After 1959, Cubans who fled the island would also learn to communicate their political views in the language of mental change and distress. Here, Mazorra itself would come back into the picture, when ... More


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