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William Leonard Pickard papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20200501

Content Description

This collection of materials includes a copy of Pickard’s autobiography (“The Rose of Paracelsus: On Secrets and Sacraments”) and accompanying reviews; publications detailing Pickard’s prediction of the opioid epidemic in the U.S.; and letters of support from colleagues and friends.

Acquisition Type



Donations from William Leonard Pickard, November 2019 - March 2020. "The Rose of Paracelsus" was donated by Ryan Place of Sub Rosa Press. The Fentanyl Proposal and personal statement were donated by Lee Pinsky.

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  • 2015 - 2020



0.03 Gigabytes

0.363 Cubic Feet (1 full-width letter-size manuscript box)


Manuscript materials: “The Rose of Paracelsus” and accompanying reviews, 2015-2020, “The Future of Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids” (RAND Publication), 2019, Fentanyl Proposal and personal statement offering assistance on the Fentanyl Crisis, 2018, Letters of support from friends and colleagues, 2019-2020, Born digital materials: The Future of Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids (RAND publication), Fentanyl Proposal, Carlo Rovelli letter and CV, 2020 (One folder containing six pdf documents)