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“Dependence on LSD and other hallucinogenic drugs”.
Journal American Medical Association. 1967;202:47-50.
In June 1966, the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association took cognizance of the serious consequences of indiscriminate use of hallucinogens. A resolution urging strict control and supervision of their production and administration included a warning that these drugs can produce uncontrollable violence, overwhelming panic... or attempted suicide or homicide, and can result, among the unstable or those with pre-existing neurosis or psychosis in sever illness demanding protracted stays in mental hospitals. There is not accurate measure of the number of persons who take hallucinogens. It is apparent, however, that in recent years their ranks have increase, especially among college students. Widespread publicity has been given to allegedly beneficial effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and LSD cliques have sprung up throughout the country. Because of the continued illicit manufacture and distribution of LSD in particular, physicians in urban communities and university towns can expect to encounter patients who have taken these drugs.
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