01 Jun NYU ALUMNI MAGAZINE: TRIP TO THE DOCTOR
Once taboo, psychedelics are making an enlightening medical comeback
by Jennifer Bleyer / GSAS â€™12
On a spring day in 2010, â€œSandra,â€ then a 63-year-old ice-skating instructor with short graying hair and an impish smile, received her diagnosis: ovarian cancer, stage 1C. The rock-hard tumor growing inside her abdomen was surgically removed almost immediately. She spent the next several months soldiering through exhausting rounds of chemotherapy. Oddly, it was only once she was in remission that the worst began.