1959 CE
The First International Conference on LSD Therapy

The first international conference on LSD was sponsored by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and was likely the most important gathering of LSD researchers up to that point. It allowed researchers to discuss and compare their observations and findings. The conference chairman, Dr. Paul Hoch, asserted that LSD and mescaline were not useful for therapeutic purposes because they were mostly anxiety inducing. Many of the researchers who attended the conferences reported very different findings, showing that their patients found LSD sessions beneficial.

Source: Lee, M. A., & Shlain, B. (1992). Acid dreams: The complete social history of LSD. Grove Press.

Drugs: LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), Peyote (mescaline)
Regions: USA (United States of America)
Topics: Medicinal use of drugs