The World of Caffeine: The Science and Culture of the World's Most Popular Drug

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Taylor & Francis, Aug 2, 2002 - History - 384 pages
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In a natural, cultural, and artistic history of our favorite mood enhancer, the authors show how caffeine was discovered, its early uses, and the unexpected parts it has played in medicine, religion, painting, poetry, learning, and love. 50 halftones & line drawings.

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THE WORLD OF CAFFEINE: The Science and Culture of the World's Most Popular Drug

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A savory and spirited cultural history of caffeine, with summaries of pertinent scientific and medical research on the properties and effects of the world's drug of choice.Weinberg and Bealer ... Read full review

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User Review  - Allensabode - LibraryThing

Not bad. Some interesting facts about the prevelance of caffeine. I think they were a little loose with their footnotes at time (meaning I wish they would have footnoted a few other things) and they were a little off here and there - but I think it was pretty solid. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Bennett Alan Weinberg is a medical and science writer. He is also chairman of his own advertising and public relations firm whose clients include several of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.
Bonnie K. Bealer is a researcher and writer trained in psychology and anthropology. The authors live in Philadelphia.

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