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Cerletti A. 
“Teonanacatl und Psilocybin”. 
Deutsche Medizinishe Wochenschrift. 1959 Dec 25;? (52):2317-2321.
The introductory part of this study reviews the history of the Mexican hallucinogenic fungi from the first description of Psilocybe mexicana by an European (Bernardine de Shagin) in the 16th century to the most recent research of the Americans V.P. and R.G. Wasson and the French mycologist, Heim. . The next part deals with the chemistry of the substances contained in Psilocybe mexicana. These were isolated and their structure elucidated in our laboratories. The relation of Psilocybin and Psilocin to other "psychopharmaca" with an indole structure (LSD, serotonin, bufotenin) is shown by means of formulae. . In the third part of the study, the pharmacology of Psilocybin is discussed. In the last part, the effect on human beings is described. At the end of this part, the therapeutic use of LSD is also mentioned and similarities and differences between Psilocybin and LSD are sketched.
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