Endogenous and exogenous opiates are currently considered the drugs of
choice for treating different kinds of pain. However, their prolonged use
produces several adverse symptoms, and in addition, many forms of pain
are resistant to any kind of therapy.
Sol Snyder, as you will learn from reading this collection of some of his bes
scientific papers, is an immensely creative person—one of the most creativ
in my generation of scientists. He has made numerous contributions to neu
roscience and psychiatry that are not simply original, but often astonishingl
so, because when they first appeared they were so audacious and unantic
pated. Each of these discoveries has opened up a new area of understanding
and together they have revolutionized the modern study of the brain....