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Hancoff, Belle



  • Existence: ? - 1969

Belle Hancoff underwent LSD psychotherapy, led by Walter Pahnke and in conjunction with Helen Bonny's music therapy, at Spring Grove hospital in Baltimore during the 1960's. She passed away in 1969.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Stephen Hancoff papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 103
Abstract This collection documents Belle Hancoff’s two LSD sessions guided by Walter Pahnke along with the help of Helen Bonny, as well as Pahnke’s discussion of Belle Hancoff’s battle with cancer in a letter to Lewis Hancoff. Stephen Hancoff discusses his mother’s illness in a response to Alexander Zaitchik’s article "lashback! Psychedelic Research Returns," and he also mentions his relationship to William Richards and Stanislav Grof.
Dates: 1968 - 2011