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Milan Hausner booklet

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 76

Scope and Contents

The Milan Hausner collection 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".


  • 1992


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University.

Biographical Information

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. Sources: Crockford, R. M. “LSD in Prague: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study.” MAPS Bulletin 17, no. 1 (2007). long_term_followup_study.htm l “LSD: The Highway to Mental Health.” ASC Books. September 29, 2011. “LSD: The Highway to Mental Health.” The Erowid Review. September 29, 2011.


0.20 Cubic Feet (One half-width letter size manuscript box.)


Material is arranged by subject.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Roger Goldberg, November 23, 2010.
Milan Hausner booklet
Under Review
Stephanie Schmitz, Kristin Leaman and Serena Potter
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Edition statement
Third edition. Collection description first completed December 8, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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