Medicine: LSD and Leukemia

In 1967, more than a year after he began using lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), a 19-year-old U.S. college freshman was admitted to New York's Presbyterian Hospital complaining of fever and malaise. After extensive laboratory tests, his ailment was diagnosed as acute leukemia, or "cancer of the blood," a fatal disease of the blood-forming organs. At about the same time, a 22-year-old Australian suffering from an obsessive-compulsive neurosis was treated with LSD injections for two months. A year later, suffering from fatigue, pallor, bleeding gums, rashes and an "influenza-like illness," he too was found to be a victim of acute leukemia.

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