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The striking cover of this book is an artist's portrayal of an hallucinatory experience and prepares the reader for an exciting new insight into the ancient and current use of hallucinogenic drugs. However, the first chapter loses the readers' excitement by its loosely organized encyclopedic history of the world cultures' use of drugs through the ages. Without any editorial bridging one is then catapulted into one pharmaconeurologist's experimental attempts at mapping out the central nervous system modification of arousal as a key factor in hallucination in man and animal. The reticular activating system, an hypothesized critical area for the study
Hallucinations. Behavior, Experience, and Theory.. Ann Intern Med. ;84:511. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-4-511_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(4):511.
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