Buenos Aires: Librería Jurídica de Valerio Abeledo, 1956. First Edition. Octavo (19cm); white and yellow wrappers with French flaps; 229, pp; text is entirely in Spanish. Wrappers toned and dust-soiled, with a shallow scrape to upper rear wrapper and tiny bookseller's label to front endpaper; contents fresh and clean; Very Good+.
Scarce early work exploring the therapeutic value of L.S.D. and mescaline in the treatment of mental illness. Tallaferro - psychiatrist, scholar, and early member of the Psychoanalytic Association of Argentina (APA) - wrote his doctoral thesis on the medicinal uses of mescaline and LSD 25 as an alternative to electro-shock therapy, and published this more developed volume on the same themes in December, 1956. We find no examples for sale in the trade (May, 2016), and OCLC notes 4 holdings only, of these, only 2 in the U.S. (Harvard, Natl.Library of Medicine).