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The Great Banana Hoax
LOUIS BOZZETTI, JR.; STEPHEN GOLDSMITH; J. THOMAS UNGERLEIDER
Am J Psychiatry 1967;124:678-679.
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Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences, 55 Shattuck Street, Boston, Mass. 02115

Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California at Los Angeles

1967-68, American Psychiatric Association

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The recent practice of smoking dried banana scrapings to achieve a "psychedelic experience" led the authors to investigate the hallucinogenic properties of bananadine, or "mellow yellow." They conclude that the "active ingredient" in bananadine is the psychic suggestibility of the user in the proper setting.

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