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January 22, 1973

Homicide and LSD

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY.

JAMA. 1973;223(4):429-430. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03220040043009

A 22-year-old student killed his girlfriend during a psychotic period which may have been precipitated by ingestion of lysergide. This closely followed another assaultive episode while he was under the influence of drugs. Prior to this, he had not had any untoward drug reaction.