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Albion Dreaming: A Popular History of LSD in Britain
by Andy Roberts
Publisher:
Marshall Cavendish 
Year:
2008 
ISBN:
1905736274 
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Reviewed by Arran Frood, 10/14/2009

Much has been written about Leary and his compatriots, but Albion Dreaming retains a gritty UK perspective. From the still-secret experiments conducted at Britain’s military research establishment at Porton Down, to Ronald Sandison, a doctor who opened the world’s first specialized LSD psychotherapy unit at Powick Hospital in Worcestershire in 1952, the author packs the pages with a riotous selection of well-sourced anecdotes.

Read full review of Albion Dreaming in Nature:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v455/n7215/full/455870a.html

Originally Published In : Nature: International weekly journal of science

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  1. Well researched and convincing this book adds a well-merited UK perspective to the many excellent books concentrating on the history of LSD in the sixties and seventies. While it doesn’t match Acid Dreams, which is a brilliant exposition from the US point of view, it nevertheless provides an excellent picture from a purely English perspective and is a very welcome addition to the literature on the subject.

    Comment by Frank Lynch — 10/14/2009 @ 5:39 am

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