Beyond LSD: A Broader Psychedelic Zeitgeist during the Early to Mid-20th Century

  title={Beyond LSD: A Broader Psychedelic Zeitgeist during the Early to Mid-20th Century},
  author={Jacob S. Aday and Emily K Bloesch and Christopher Davoli},
  journal={Journal of Psychoactive Drugs},
  pages={210 - 217}
ABSTRACT During the 1950s and 1960s, there was a tremendous surge in research into the effects of psychedelic drugs. When discussing this period of research, the discovery of the psychoactive properties of LSD in 1943 is often presented as the main, and sometimes only, driving force of the boom in research. This “Great Person,” or “Great Chemical,” historiographical lens fails to acknowledge other factors that were fundamental in setting the stage for the research. In particular, other… 
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