Here’s just a little fact that I found out when watching the History Channel the other day. They had a lot of info on cocaine that I may someday blog about, but this thing stood out–Freud was a huge fan of Cocaine at the end of the 19th century. In fact, he decided that since it cured him of depression, he should try it on his patients as well. For a time, he would prescibe depressed patients cocaine, and if they came back saying it worked, but not well enough, he’d give them more. It really worked. . .well except for the eventual cocaine addiction. It wasn’t until other doctors started talking about all the bad side effects to the drug, that he realized maybe this wasn’t such a good idea. Eventually he stopped prescribing it, stopped using it himself, and moved to help him kick the habit.
I know, it’s not exactly New Year’s Day kind of stuff, and I did mean to do a New Year’s Day blog, but this was a whole lot more interesting.
Happy New Year, everyone!