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Jacob Green

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Psychology and mind-altering drugs 1870-1933

Jacob's dissertation investigates the history of psychological research into the nature of mind-altering drugs such as nitrous oxide, caffeine and cannabis between 1870 and 1933, with a focus on the United States. Jacob's work addresses questions related to why psychologists' efforts to provide definitive quantitative and qualitative descriptions of the effects of drugs ultimately failed, how psychological work on drugs intersected with psychologists' recreational use of intoxicants, and the cultural history of drugs and their use around the turn of the 20th Century.

Field of Study

Science, Medicine, and Technology


History of Psychology

United States History

Grants and Awards

American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Ph.D. Thesis Support Grant

Source Research Foundation Grant for Student Psychedelic Research


Theodore Porter, Soraya de Chadarevian, Michael Meranze and Amir Alexander


BA, History, University of Chicago

MA, History, University of British Columbia