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Widespread Zombification in the 21st Century and the Wars of the Zombie Masters: Drugs: For Kids and the Occasional Interested Parent
by Brian Johnson, MD
Publisher:
Gegensatz Press 
Year:
2009 
Reviewed by Earth Erowid
7/27/2009

Beyond the unsuccessful humorous Zombie premise, factual problems throughout demonstrate a lack of expertise on the topics at hand. While some errors of fact will creep into any work, it seems clear that Johnson did not have a qualified fact-checker edit his writing before publishing it. In addition to errors of fact, what cements this book as unsafe for children is when the author tells some young readers that their parents “don’t really love [them]”. Despite a few positive messages and possibly useful anti-drug content, this book is unsuitable for children until it is re-written. [ read more ]

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Pagliaros' Comprehensive Guide to Drugs and Substances of Abuse
by Louis & Ann Pagliaro
Publisher:
American Pharmacists Assoc. 
Year:
2004 
Reviewed by Earth Erowid
5/26/2004

A reference manual designed with the physician in mind. Pagliaros’ Comprehensive Guide to Drugs and Substances of Abuse is organized into two major parts, with the first being introductions to depressants, stimulants, and psychedelics titled “Psychodepressants”, “Psychostimulants”, and “Psychodelics” [sic]. The authors explain their decision to change the spelling of the word ‘psychedelic’ as an attempt to make ... [ read more ]

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