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Pain, Death and LSD, A Retrospective of the Work of Dr Eric Kast - Francis Gerard
Psychedelic Monographs and Essays, Volume 5, Section 4: 114-121 - PM&E Publishing, Florida 1990
an account of Eric Kast's life and work + bibliography - "The clinical use of LSD as an analgesic is detailed from sixteen of Kast's papers published between 1959 and 1973. These pioneering papers formed the basis for later studies, carried on by other researchers. Such involved the treatment of cancer and other highly painful illnesses with LSD as an adjunct to pain control."

Psychiatric Research Study for Cancer Patients - Charles S Grob
a current FDA-approved research project conducted by the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, using the active ingredient from "magic mushrooms" to treat anxiety in stage IV cancer patients

Cancer Anxiety Study Tests Psilocybin - Charles S Grob
update on his latest research - talk, Los Angeles, July 2005 (audio file)

The Human Encounter with Death - Stanislav Grof & Joan Halifax
EP Dutton, New York, 1977
a full account of his own research in this field + a bibliography which contains comprehensive refs to specific papers re the use of psychedelic therapy with seriously ill people who are facing death

The History of Psychedelic Therapy with the Dying - Stanislav Grof & Joan Halifax
EP Dutton, New York, 1977

LSD Psychotherapy - Stanislav Grof
Hunter House, Alameda, 1980
ch 7 contains summary of research started by Walter Pahnke and continued by Stanislav Grof and William Richards, at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Centre - LSD administered to terminally ill cancer patients

"The original suggestion that psychedelic therapy could be useful for persons with terminal diseases came independently from the pediatrician Valentina Pavlova Wasson, and the writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley. Wasson came to this conclusion on the basis of her experiences with the Mexican sacred muschrooms, and Huxley as a result of his psychedelic sessions with mescaline and LSD."
Moksha - Aldous Huxley
Stonehill, USA, 1977
ch 40 is a personal account by Laura Huxley of administering two 100ug doses of LSD to her husband in his last hours, whilst improvising readings from the Leary-Alpert-Metzner manuscript of their soon-to-be-published manual for the psychedelic experience based upon "The Tibetan Book of the Dead"

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide as an Analgesic Agent - Eric C Kast & Vincent J Collins
Anesthesia and Analgesia 43 (1964): 285-291

Pain and LSD-25: A Theory of Attenuation of Anticipation - Eric C Kast
In LSD: The Consciousness-Expanding Drug (D Solomons, ed), pp 239-254
G P Putman, New York, 1966

A Concept of Death - Eric C Kast
In Psychedelics: The Uses and Implications of Hallucinogenic Drugs (B Aaronson, H Osmond, eds), pp 366-381
Anchor Books, Garden City, New York, 1970

LSD in the Supportive Care of the Terminally Ill Patient - A Kurland
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 17(4): 279-290 (1985)
at the time of writing this paper A Kurland was the only person licensed to administer LSD in the USA

Medical Hallucinogens? - David E Nichols et al
ABC news article re current research on the possible medical use of LSD, peyote and psilocybin - David E Nichols, Heffter Institute, Harrison Pope, Francisco Moreno (March 2001)

Rapid and sustained symptom reduction following psilocybin treatment for anxiety and depression in patients with life-threatening cancer: a randomized controlled trial - Ross, Bossis, Guss et al
abstract of journal article published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology (Oxford, England, 2016)


The Heffter Research Institute - clinical research and trials using psychedelics

MAPS - Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies - research & education

The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience - REL Masters & Jean Houston
Delta, New York, 1966
one of the best introductions to the effects of LSD on human personality

Weed's Links - drugs
contains links to pages on Eisner Hofmann Huxley Leary McKenna Saunders Wasson etc

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