Altered states: LSD and the Anesthesia Laboratory of Henry Knowles Beecher.

  title={Altered states: LSD and the Anesthesia Laboratory of Henry Knowles Beecher.},
  author={G. Mashour},
  journal={Bulletin of anesthesia history},
  volume={23 3},
  • G. Mashour
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of anesthesia history
Introduction Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is one of the most pharmacologically potent and culturally controversial psychoactive substances ever identified and was the drug of choice for a counterculture whose mantra was “turn on, tune in, and drop out.” First synthesized in 1938 by Dr. Albert Hoffman,1 a Swiss chemist investigating the properties of the fungus ergot, LSD took its own strange trip through the worlds of chemistry, medicine, psychology and espionage until it was brought to… Expand
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