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Milan Hausner booklet


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"Psyche In Statu Nascendi, LSD Behind the Iron Curtain, Czechoslovakia, 1954-1974"

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Predominant Dates:1992

Primary Creator: Hausner, Milan

Extent: 0.25

Date Acquired: 11/30/2010

Subjects: Art therapy, LSD (Drug) - therapeutic use, Psychoactive Substances Research Collection at Purdue University., Psychology

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Milan Hausner papers (1992; 0.25 cubic feet) contains a photocopy of his self-published booklet on LSD therapy in Czechoslovakia entitled Psyche In Statu Nascendi, LSD Behind the Iron Curtain, Czechoslovakia, 1954-1974.

Collection Historical Note

Milan Hausner was the director of a ground-breaking LSD psychiatric clinic in Sadska (east of Prague) for 20 years; the clinic later gained international recognition as the most extensive LSD centers of the world. He was the director of the Czech LSD Program and trained nearly 30 psychiatrists and psychologists in LSD therapy. Hausner successfully treated patients with numerous forms of neuroses, phobias and some psychotic illnesses with psychotherapy in conjunction with dosages of LSD that ranged anywhere from 50-400 micrograms and were administered up to sixty and sometimes ninety sessions. However, Hausner’s therapy came to a stop in 1974 when the communist regime ceased production of LSD; in 2000, he passed away. He has written many articles and co-authored the book LSD: The Highway to Mental Health with Erna Segal, and Czech national television screened a 1970 documentary film, Man Is Not Dying of Thirst, about LSD therapy on which Hausner served as a consultant. His patients' artworks, which are stored along with his personal files in the archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, were displayed in Prague in 2002 and 2005. Hausner’s work and accomplishments have certainly not been forgotten.


Crockford, R. M. “LSD in Prague: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study.” MAPS Bulletin 17, no. 1 (2007). http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v17n1-html/lsd_in_prague long_term_followup_study.htm

l “LSD: The Highway to Mental Health.” ASC Books. September 29, 2011. http://www.ascbooks.com

“LSD: The Highway to Mental Health.” The Erowid Review. September 29, 2011. http://www.erowid.org/library/review/review.php?p=300

Subject/Index Terms

Art therapy
LSD (Drug) - therapeutic use
Psychoactive Substances Research Collection at Purdue University.

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Roger Goldberg

Processing Information: All materials have been placed in archival housing.

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/hausner_m.pdf

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[Item 1: "Psyche In Statu Nascendi, LSD Behind the Iron Curtain, Czechoslovakia, 1954-1974", 1992],