Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments

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Pan Macmillan, 2009 - Science - 282 pages
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When Tusko the elephant woke in his pen on August 3, 1962, little did he know that he was about to become the test subject in an experiment to determine what happens to an elephant given a massive dose of LSD. This book reveals the results of this scientific trial and scores of other outrageous, amusing, and provocative experiments.

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User Review  - martensgirl - LibraryThing

I found this book a fairly easy read, good for dipping into and interesting. Clearly, today's ethics committees would have prevented many of these experiments from happening; I can't help thinking that the author trivializes just how distasteful some of these experiments were. Read full review

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User Review  - Ron - Goodreads

Mediocre. The vast majority of these experiments hardly qualify as bizarre and it seems clear there was some legitimate aim in most of them. At best, they are a little odd. The book will also bore ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Alex Boeseis a graduate student at the University of California at San Diego, where he is completing his doctoral dissertation.

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