ETHNOPHARMACOLOGIC SEARCH FOR PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS: Proceedings of a Symposium Held in San Francisco January 1967.

Efron, Daniel , Bo Holmstedt and Nathan Kline, editors. Gordon Wasson, Andrew Weil, Claudio Naranjo and others, contributors.

Published by Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, (1967.), 1967
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Publisher: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, (1967.)

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition


Hardcover first edition - First edition. Contains detailed technical papers presented by leading scientists and field experts (including R. Gordon Wasson, Richard Evans Schultes, Claudio Naranjo, Andrew Weil, Siri von Reis Altschul) on a variety of multidisciplinary topics dealing with the use of plants as psychotropic agents in pharmacology, including empiricism and magic in Aztec pharmacology; piper methysticum; chemistry and pharmacology of kava; myristica fragrans; vilca and its use; chemistry and psychopharmacology of nutmeg and related phenylisopropylamines; psychoactive action of various tryptamine derivatives; pharmacology, South American snuffs; ayahuasca, caapi, and yage; psychotropic properties of the Harmala alkaloids; fly agaric and man; pharmacology of amanita muscaria; ethnopharmacological investigation of some psychotropic drugs used by Siberian and Far-Eastern minor nationalities of the U.S.S.R., chemical compounds isolated from Banisteriopsis and related species and more. Illustrated. Letter from Albert Hoffman expressing regret that LSD or psilocybin are not a magic carpet enabling him to travel from Basel Switzerland to attend the conference. Illustrated. Index. 468 pp. Near fine in original dark gray cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine (previous owner's name - that of Dr Eugene LeBlanc of the University of Toronto.). Bookseller Inventory # 54330

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