Books: Going the Donkey Route

LOVE NEEDS CARE by David E. Smith, M.D. and John Luce. 405 pages. Little, Brown. $8.95.

During the mid-'60s, San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district gained dubious fame as a doped version of Fort Lauderdale, complete with acidheads, amphetamine freaks, pot lovers and a sizable sprinkling of good old American paranoids. Until late 1967, some credulous observers believed that American youth, led ever onward by psychedelic visions from the best LSD ever produced, was on the brink of making some sort of cultural breakthrough. In truth, however, the Haight had by that time become a...

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