Psychedelic Revolutionaries: Lsd Pioneers & The Rise...

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Author Barber, P W
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Psychedelic Revolutionariesrecounts the history of hallucino-genic-drug research in Saskatchewan, Canada, and the roles played by Humphry Osmond, A
am Hoffer, and Duncan Blewett. They
oke 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 thera-pies to treat alcoholism--until Timothy Leary hit the scene and undermined everything with his public pronouncements.Delving into the experiments, the researchers, as well as connections to notables like Aldous Huxley, Linus Pauling, and Alcoholics Anonymous Co-Founder Bill W,Psychedelic Revolutionariesexamines popularly held myths surrounding the drugs. It shows how the Saskatchewan research made extensive contributions to this scientific field and led to radical innovations in mental health, many of which have applications and relevance today.

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Recounting the beginnings of research on hallucinogenic drug treatments,Psychedelic Revolutionariesshows how public opinion can advance or stymie beneficial scientific research.