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The 1950s LSD Trip: The Housewife Explains

by | 18th, January 2011

LSD was not always a banned drug. Don Lattin brings attention to this clip of how it once was:

Here’s some rare footage of an experimental LSD session that I came across doing research for my next book, a group biography of British writer Aldous Huxley, philosopher Gerald Heard, and Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. It’s from a television program, circa 1956, about mental health issues. The researcher, Dr. Sidney Cohen, was dosing volunteers at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Los Angeles

You might not fancy the idea of the world melting and a pot plant talking to you in the voice of Jimmy Hill gurgling soup, but it is still fascinating…

Spotter: Boing Boing



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