Leo Hollister

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Leo Hollister (c. 1920-2000) was an American professor emeritus of medicine, psychiatry and pharmacology.[1]

Work on hallucinogens[edit]

L. E. Hollister's criteria for establishing that a drug is hallucinogenic are as follows:[2]

  • in proportion to other effects, changes in thought, perception, and mood should predominate;
  • intellectual or memory impairment should be minimal;
  • stupor, narcosis, or excessive stimulation should not be an integral effect;
  • autonomic nervous system side effects should be minimal; and
  • addictive craving should be absent.



  • Csernansky, Leo E. Hollister, John G. (1990). Clinical pharmacology of psychotherapeutic drugs (3rd ed.). New York: Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 9780443086700.
  • Lasagna, Ed. Leo E. Hollister, Louis (1989). The Year book of drug therapy 1989. Chicago: Year Book Medical Publ. ISBN 9780815146148.
  • Hollister, Ole J. Rafaelsen [and] Leo E. (1979). Psycho-therapeutic drugs : an ulta-short practice (1st ed.). Copenhagen: Munksgaard. ISBN 9788716080943.
  • Hollister, Leo E. (1977). Clinical use of psychotherapeutic drugs (3. print ed.). Springfield, Ill.: Thomas. ISBN 9780398027490.
  • Hollister, Leo E. (1972). Chemical psychoses : LSD and related drugs (2. impr. ed.). Springfield, Ill.: Thomas. ISBN 9780398008604.


  1. ^ "Leo HOLLISTER's Obituary on The Cincinnati Enquirer". The Cincinnati Enquirer.
  2. ^ Glennon RA. Classical drugs: an introductory overview. In Lin GC and Glennon RA (eds). Hallucinogens: an update Archived 2015-07-23 at the Wayback Machine. National Institute on Drug Abuse: Rockville, MD, 1994.