Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

LSD Used As Analgesic

LSD Used As Analgesic A new possibility in the search for an effective, non-habituating analgesic drug is lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Heretofore used only in psychic experiments and in studies of schizophrenia, the hallucinogenic drug now is being used experimentally to relieve pain. The studies are being conducted by Eric Kast, MD, at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, in the department of anesthesiology (Vincent Collins, MD, chairman). Kast is attending in anesthesiology at the hospital and is assistant professor of medicine and psychiatry at Chicago Medical School. Collins is associate professor of surgery at Northwestern University Medical School. Kast said the drug has been used to date on about 300 patients, most of them in the pre-terminal stages of cancer. Results are both encouraging and puzzling. Encouraging—because LSD relieves pain much longer than other drugs; puzzling—because many of the patients declined a second administration. The action of LSD probably is on the enzymatic basis, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

LSD Used As Analgesic

JAMA , Volume 187 (1) – Jan 4, 1964

LSD Used As Analgesic

Abstract


A new possibility in the search for an effective, non-habituating analgesic drug is lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Heretofore used only in psychic experiments and in studies of schizophrenia, the hallucinogenic drug now is being used experimentally to relieve pain.
The studies are being conducted by Eric Kast, MD, at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, in the department of anesthesiology (Vincent Collins, MD, chairman). Kast is attending in anesthesiology at the hospital and...
Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/lsd-used-as-analgesic-nD6x900cTd
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1964 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1964.03060140099054
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

A new possibility in the search for an effective, non-habituating analgesic drug is lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Heretofore used only in psychic experiments and in studies of schizophrenia, the hallucinogenic drug now is being used experimentally to relieve pain. The studies are being conducted by Eric Kast, MD, at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, in the department of anesthesiology (Vincent Collins, MD, chairman). Kast is attending in anesthesiology at the hospital and is assistant professor of medicine and psychiatry at Chicago Medical School. Collins is associate professor of surgery at Northwestern University Medical School. Kast said the drug has been used to date on about 300 patients, most of them in the pre-terminal stages of cancer. Results are both encouraging and puzzling. Encouraging—because LSD relieves pain much longer than other drugs; puzzling—because many of the patients declined a second administration. The action of LSD probably is on the enzymatic basis,

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 4, 1964

There are no references for this article.