In April 1943, Dr. Albert Hofmann ingested a small amount of LSD at his Basel, Switzerland laboratory, where he managed to synthesize the drug from ergot alkaloid. His now-famous bicycle ride, feeling the firsthand effects of this powerful hallucinogen, has become the substance of legend.
It didn't take long for LSD to spread around the world as a wonder drug and a cursed drug. With the street abuse happening everywhere, particularly in America, LSD was soon outlawed worldwide.
Yet in Czechoslovakia, behind the Iron Curtain at the time, one psychiatrist, Dr. Milan Hausner, established a clinic and used LSD in psychotherapy for 20 years.
In the course of Dr. Hausner's work, his clinic near Prague gained international recognition as the largest facility of its kind, supervising over 3,000 therapeutic sessions with LSD involving more than 300 patients. As a result, his clinic became one of the most extensive LSD centers in the world.
"LSD: The Highway to Mental Health," tells how Dr. Hausner did it, what happened at his clinic, and what he was able to achieve.
"LSD: The Highway to Mental Health" By Milan Hausner, MD, with Erna Segal 300 Pages Publication Date: September 29, 2009 ISBN: 978-0-9797838-0-7 $18.95