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The History of LSD

Writer Jay Stevens has a new book about the creation of LSD in the 1940s, research into its therapeutic and weaponized potential in the 1950s, and its role in the 1960s counterculture--fueled in part by the influence of people like Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey and Aldous Huxley.

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Other segments from the episode on August 26, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 26, 1987: Interview with Jay Stevens; Review of Virginia Eskin's album "Pickles and Peppers"; Interview with Phil Tippett; Commentary on Le Grand Larousse.

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