Psychedelic Revolutionaries: LSD and the Birth of Hallucinogenic Research (Paperback)
How three Canadian scientists paved the way for generations of hallucinogenic medical research
Psychedelic Revolutionaries recounts the history of hallucino-genic-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 thera-pies to treat alcoholism--until Timothy Leary hit the scene and undermined everything with his public pronouncements.
About the 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.