Ecstasy Unit II Feeder 1 annotated bibliography history of ecstasy

Ecstasy Unit II Feeder 1 annotated bibliography history of ecstasy

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Ecstasy Benzenhöfer, U., & Passie, T. (2010). Rediscovering MDMA (ecstasy): the role of the American chemist Alexander T. Shulgin. Addiction , 105 (8), 1355-1361. doi:10.1111/j.1360- 0443.2010.02948.x. Benzenhöfer explains Alexander T. Shulgin’s part in the modern history of ecstasy. Shulgin wrote a book, PIHKAL, in 1991 and produced MDMA in 1965. Throughout the 1960s Shulgin also created MDMA-related compounds including 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), 3- methoxy-4,5-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MMDA) and 3,4-methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDE). In the 1970s Shulgin re-synthesized MDMA and consumed it himself. Shulgin showed MDMA to Leo Zeff, a psychotherapist, who decided it would be helpful in aiding with psychotherapy and made it popular with other psychotherapists. Benzenhöfer goes through Shulgin’s history with MDMA in detail and gives good insight into the beginning of ecstasy. This source can be used in the paper by giving background information on Shulgin and his experience with MDMA. Also, MDMA’s rediscovery could be emphasized through discussion
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