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LSD experiments by the United States Army (2017)


Extensive LSD testing was conducted by the US Army at Edgewood Arsenal and other locations from 1955 to 1967. A number of different reports have been produced describing the health effects of this testing, including the Veterans Health Initiative Report in 2003. By and large, these reports gloss over and minimize the short and long-term side effects and complications of this testing. However, the reports themselves document frequent, severe complications of the LSD. These side effects were regarded by the Army as having been directly caused by the LSD exposure. In view of the current resurgence of interest in hallucinogens within psychiatry, the sanitized version of the effects of LSD exposure on US soldiers needs to be replaced with a more accurate account.

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Authors & Contributors
Larsen, Jens Knud
Cook, Lana
Genter, Robert
Hunt, Ryan
Laubscher, Leswin
Johnstad, Petter Grahl
History of Psychiatry
Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Technology and Culture
Gender and History
Social Studies of Science
Johns Hopkins University Press
Duquesne University
University of Chicago Press
The MIT Press
Columbia University Press
U.S. Government Printing Office
Science and war; science and the military
LSD (drug)
Therapeutic practice; therapy; treatment
Psychotropic drugs
Davis, Adelle
Moss, Thelma
Lilly, John Cunningham
Presley, Elvis
Time Periods
20th century, late
20th century
19th century
21st century
United States
Commonwealth countries
United States. Army
National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)

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