What Freud failed to emphasize sufficiently

What Freud failed to emphasize sufficiently - ,however,...

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What Freud failed to emphasize sufficiently, however, was the anesthetic effect of  cocaine on mucous membranes such as the nose and mouth. A colleague of his, Dr.  Kohler, performed experiments while Freud was visiting his fiancé that showed that  cocaine could be used to anesthetize the eye for the purposes of eye surgery. Since  there was no other effective way to do this at the time, Kohler's discovery was a major  one, and Freud deeply regretted not making the discovery himself. After this disappointment, Freud continued his research with cocaine, eventually  publishing two more papers. The first one was slightly more subdued in its praise than  "Über Coca" had been, and the third one was even more skeptical. Freud frequently  used cocaine himself to deal with minor aches and pains, and he recommended it  enthusiastically to friends and acquaintances, even going sending Martha Bernays 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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