Freud and cocaine
Freud and Cocaine/ Freud and Otto Gross/ Psychoanalysis and
I drew up my Prolegomena to all future Systems of
Political Economy. I hope it will not be found redolent
A man [Otto Gross] known only to very few by name––
apart from a handful of psychiatrists (Freud, Jung, et
al) and secret policemen––and among those few only to
those who plucked his feathers to adorn their own
I have had news of Gross from Jones . . . .
Unfortunately there is nothing to be said of him. He is
addicted and can only do great harm to our cause.
A certain amount of attention has recently been paid to
Freud's early drug episode, his "love affair with cocaine" (1884-
1887), including its possible relationship to the birth of
De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium