A great find by Plaid Zebra, which has uncovered a letter written by Aldous Huxley’s wife, Laura, relating how she injected him with LSD as he was dying:
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On the same day President Kennedy was assassinated, the world lost a second giant in time. Aldous Huxley, the author of Brave New World and other stunning works of literature died after a 3-year battle with cancer. It was 1963, and on his deathbed Huxley asked to be injected with multiple doses of uncut LSD.
An emotionally heavy letter written by his second wife, Laura, documents the final hours of his life.
Laura Huxley writes, “‘I am going to give him a shot of LSD, he asked for it.’ The doctor had a moment of agitation because you know very well the uneasiness about this drug in the medical mind. Then he said, ‘All right, at this point what is the difference.’ Whatever he had said, no ‘authority,’ not even an army of authorities could have stopped me then.