William Burroughs: Sailor of the Soul

  title={William Burroughs: Sailor of the Soul},
  author={Andrew John Lees},
  journal={Journal of Psychoactive Drugs},
  pages={385 - 392}
  • A. Lees
  • Published 10 August 2017
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
ABSTRACT In 1953, William Seward Burroughs made several important and largely unrecognized discoveries relating to the composition and clinical pharmacological effects of the hallucinogenic plant potion known as yagé or ayahuasca. Illustrations of Burroughs’ voucher sample of Psychotria viridis and his letter to the father of modern ethnobotany, Richard Evans Schultes, are published here for the very first time. 
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