Lecture: The Club des Hashishins
The mysterious Club des Hashishins in 19th century Paris was the first modern drug scene, its exploits reflected in literary classics by the likes of Alexandre Dumas and Charles Baudelaire. Mike Jay traces its origins back to the legends of Marco Polo and the medieval Assassins of Hassan-i-Sabbah, and tells the story of 'Dr. X', the psychiatrist who created the Club as part of his pioneering hashish experiments.
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