Account Login Winnipeg Toll-Free: 1-800-561-1833 SK Toll-Free: 1-877-506-7456 Contact & Locations

parsed(2018-06-08) - pubdate: 01/18
turn:
pub date: 1528434000
today: 1670220000, pubdate > today = false

nyp: 0;

Psychedelic Revolutionaries

LSD and the Birth of Hallucinogenic Research

June 8, 2018 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780889774209
$34.95
Reader Reward Price: $31.46 info
Out of stock. Available to order from publisher. We will confirm shipping time when order has been placed.
Checking Availibility...

Description

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.

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 Revolutionaries examines 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. 
 

About this Author

P.W. Barber has a M.A. in History from the University of Regina.  He has spent the better part of a decade researching, pondering, and writing on the history of hallucinogenic science in Saskatchewan, the birthplace of "psychedelic."  He lives in Buena Vista, Saskatchewan.
 

ISBN: 9780889774209
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 384
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Published: 2018-06-08

If the product is in stock at the store nearest you, we suggest you call ahead to have it set aside for you, or you may place an order online and choose in-store pickup.