Bethesda: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service / National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Mental Health, 1963. x, 212p., first collected edition bound in open-weave black cloth with cover label gilt on a red field. Spine is unlettered. Boards are lightly damp-stained and end-sheets are foxed; no mustiness, fortunately, interior is clean and sound except that title page is rubber-stamped sloppily with a huge "PAID" notice. Public health service publication no. 1050.
Editor Livingston's introduction is dated May 1963; it took five years "editing, reediting and review" for him to feel these essays were publishable, he and we may consider them important. In part a brief survey of experiments run quite often in prisons by people like Harris Isbell; he's the one who kept a Lexington KY inmate on LSD for 175 days consecutively. This is not the book that will tell you that, but there are citations of a half dozen other experiments by Isbell, plus essays and references by the rest of the symposium crew. ADVISORY ON INTELIGIBILITY: The language is the clipped sort of professional shorthand one expects in accounts of "medical experiments," whether nice or naughty.