Humphry Osmond (Central Intelligence Agency)

Joseph Lloyd filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
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Multi Request Humphry Osmond


From: Joseph Lloyd

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Humphry Fortescue Osmond (1 July 1917 – 6 February 2004) was an English psychiatrist who expatriated to Canada, then moved to work in the United States. He is known for inventing the word psychedelic and for his research into interesting and useful applications for psychedelic drugs. Osmond also explored aspects of the psychology of social environments, in particular how they influenced welfare or recovery in mental institutions.

Born: 1 July 1917, Surrey,United Kingdom
Died: 6 February 2004, Appleton, Wisconsin, United States

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Joseph Lloyd

  • www-telegraph-co-uk-news-obituaries-1454436-Dr-Humphry-Osmond-html.pdf

  • www-theguardian-com-society-2004-feb-26-mentalhealth-guardianobituaries.pdf

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.