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Rare footage of a “normal person” given LSD in 1950s clinical research

In this video, Sidney Cohen (author of The Beyond Within: The L.S.D. Story,
administers LSD under clinical conditions to an unnamed “normal person”
(her description), some time in the 1950s. Her description of her
experience is really wonderful — you can tell she’s going through
something profound and amazing. As Reason’s Jacob Sullum wrote in 2011,

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Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School Of Medicine’s “White People and the Damage Done”

Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School Of Medicine’s “White People and the Damage Done”

When I first came out to L.A. [in 1968], my friend [photographer] Joel Bernstein found an old book in a flea market that said: Ask anyone in America where the craziest people live and they’ll tell you California. Ask anyone in California where the craziest people live and they’ll say Los Angeles. Ask anyone in Los Angeles where the craziest people live and they’ll tell you Hollywood. Ask anyone in Hollywood where the craziest people live and they’ll say Laurel Canyon. And ask anyone in Laurel Canyon where the craziest people live and they’ll say Lookout Mountain. So I bought a house on Lookout Mountain.