Origin and mechanisms of hallucinations, proceedings of the 14th annual meeting of the eastern psychiatric research association held in New York City, November 14-15, 1969

New York / London: Plenum Press, 1970. xxi, 479p., numerous tables and a few sketch illustrations, first edition tall blue boards in dj. Has a simple library stamp on the top edge, but no other markings, of a local library that engages in massive unaccessioned sales to the public of donated books. Margins of the casebinding are faintly sunned, jacket a little foxed and rubbed and soiled.

A rather outspoken group of articles, some 59 either delivered at the symposium or included as supplementary because of their "acute interest and relevance." There are of course investigations of brain-lesion (and lobotomy) hallucinations, dream stuff, stuff about kids, hypnosis, trance, alcohol withdrawal, sensory dep., hypervent., schizophren., creativity and myth, doubtless groundbreaking.. but also there is (eek) THE SIXTIES; several authors even avail themselves of hippie coinages and new notions just then being generated by the Folk Mind on Dope. Plenty of LSD lore, and while there is no author index (only subject) we see Albert Hofmann cited p7 on ergotropic stimulation. Second essay revises "the Penfield hypothesis" --the line-up looks interesting ad infinitum. Or finitum. See p465, "polypharmacy," a term than should have caught on.

Cat.No: 92452
ISBN: 0306305151

Price: $85.00