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LSD: Insight or Insanity? View in NLM Digital Collections
1968 / 29:00 min.
Producer/Director: Max Miller
Distributor: Bailey Films
Sound, color

Seemingly intended to educate, shock, and frighten all at once, LSD: Insight or Insanity? is 29 minutes of medical and moralistic anti-drug propaganda. With dramatic scenes of near-carnage, white-coated experts, and Sal Mineo narrating, the film warns teens against peer pressure, rebellion, mistrust of authority, and the psychological and physical dangers of thrill-seeking drugs.

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