South Africa is the last place on earth Quaaludes can still be found. Hamilton travels there to study the drug and finds a dark history of medical experimentation.
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Hamilton Morris was born in New York City, the son of Julia Sheehan and documentary filmmaker Errol Morris. He was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a teenager Morris appeared in television commercials, notably a 2002 advertisement for the first-generation iPod. He attended the University of Chicago and The New School, where he studied anthropology and science. He began writing for Vice Magazine as a college sophomore and was given a monthly print column titled “Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia” that evolved into a series of articles and documentaries for VBS.tv focused on the science of psychoactive drugs. He is a science editor of Vice Magazine and a correspondent for Vice (TV series) on HBO. Morris frequently consults with media on the subject of designer drugsand conducts pharmacological research at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with an emphasis on the synthesis and history of dissociative anesthetics.