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Psychedelic Revolutionaries

LSD and the Birth of Hallucinogenic Research

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Bronze, Psychology (Adult Nonfiction)
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Psychedelic Revolutionaries recounts the history of hallucino­genic-drug research in Saskatchewan, Canada, and the roles played by Humphry Osmond, Abram Hoffer, and Duncan Blewett. They broke new ground in the 1950s and 60s in the use of hallucinogens like mescaline and LSD, the formulation of biochemical hypotheses for schizophrenia, and the development of thera­pies to treat alcoholism--until Timothy Leary hit the scene and undermined everything with his public pronouncements.