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Medical News & Perspectives
October 31, 2019

Philanthropists Fund Johns Hopkins Center for Study of Psychedelics

JAMA. 2019;322(19):1849-1851. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.17126

Johns Hopkins claims many medical firsts, including the first use of rubber gloves during surgery, the first radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer, the first implant of an automatic defibrillator in a patient.

In September, Hopkins launched what the school believes to be another, more unusual first: the first US Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, funded by $17 million from a private foundation and 4 philanthropists, including author and technology investor Tim Ferriss.