Predominant Dates: 1960-1970
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Scope and Contents: The Charles Savage papers (1940-2003; 7 cubic feet) documents his work as a psychiatrist, especially his work on the therapeutic use of LSD during the 1960s. Materials range from correspondence between Savage and his colleagues and Savage and his patients, article reprints written by Savage or used by Savage for his research, as well as Savage’s manuscripts and miscellaneous manuscripts, some of which appear to have been created by patients. Patient notes, accounts and transcripts of LSD sessions, and information on the Spring Grove Experiment are among the materials concerning the therapeutic use of LSD. This collection also documents Savage’s life in the Navy, as well as his life and education after his retirement.