An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15961 entries, 13944 authors and 1935 subjects. Updated: April 29, 2024

WASSON, Robert Gordon

3 entries
  • 12215

Les champignons hallucinogenes du Mexique. Études ethnologiques, taxinomiques, biologiques, physiologiques et chimiques.

Paris: Éditions du Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, 1958.

Subjects: BOTANY › Cryptogams › Mycology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mexico, PHARMACOLOGY › Psychopharmacology
  • 9848

Soma: Divine mushroom of immortality.

The Hague: Mouton, 1968.

Ethnomycologist and banker Wasson provided evidence for the important role that hallucinogenic mushrooms - in particular the ubiquitous mushroom Amanita muscaria (fly agaric) - play in various ancient and modern cultures. The first edition was limited to 680 copies finely printed at the Stamperia Valdonegga in Verona.  Digital facsimile of the trade edition issued by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: BOTANY › Cryptogams › Mycology › Ethnomycology, Mycology, Medical, PHARMACOLOGY › Ethnopharmacology, PSYCHIATRY › Psychopharmacology
  • 10168

The road to Eleusis: Unveiling the secret of the mysteries.

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978.

Argues that the psycho-active ingredient in the secret kykeion potion used in the Eleusinian mysteries was most likely the ergotism causing fungus Claviceps purpurea. Furthermore the book introduced the term "entheogen" as an alternative for terms such as "psychedelic", "hallucinogen" and "drug" that can be misleading in certain contexts.


Subjects: BOTANY › Cryptogams › Mycology › Ethnomycology, PSYCHIATRY › Psychopharmacology