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Leary, Timothy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishLeary, TimothyTimothy LearyLea‧ry, Tim‧o‧thy /ˈlɪəri, ˈtɪməθi/  (1920–96) an American writer and psychologist who believed that controlled use of the drug LSD could change people’s lives in a positive way. He is known for saying ‘Turn on, tune in, drop out’. In 1963 he was forced to leave his job as a psychologyprofessor at Harvard University because he had been doing experiments with LSD on students. He continued his experiments at a large house in New York called Millbrook, but was put in prison. The Weather Underground Organization, a communistterrorist group, helped him to escape, but he was later caught in Switzerland and taken back to the US.
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