The Opiums And Ginseng Of Yesterday & Tomorrow --- Benjamin Breen @ Aeon Magazine | Numéro Cinq
Detail from Bad Medicine by Adriaen Brouwer (1606-1638), Musée Des Beaux-Arts, Dijon. Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images via . Witches, doctors, Newton! Willow bark! Quinine! LSD! Snail water! Coffee! Catching up on our reading, we wonder how many of the above we’ve ingested today, and note that the traditions of 17th century apothecaries, Enlightenment scientists, and psychedelic