The Hallucinogens

A. Hoffer, H. Osmond


Academic Press, New York, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 626pp., 6.5 x 9.25 inches

Near Fine. Exceptionally clean boards with well preserved jacket. Interior sticker from previous owner's library. Scarce in any condition, especially with dust jacket. Includes original advertising brochure. 

Definitive writing on hallucinogens, outlining the chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology of all known specimens. Also indicates the psychological and sociological implications, giving special attention to LSD. 

"This use of hallucinogens has been described as one of the major advances of this century. There is little doubt that they have had a massive impact upon psychiatry and may produce marked changes in our society. The violent reaction for and against the hallucinogens suggest that, even if these compounds are not universally understood and approved of, they will neither be forgotten or neglected" - From the Authors' Preface