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Erika Dyck

Erika Dyck is a historian of health, medicine, and Canadian society at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research has concentrated on the history of mental health, institutionalization, and experimentation.

Managing Madness

Weyburn Mental Hospital and the Transformation of Psychiatric Care in Canada

Erika Dyck (Author), Alex Deighton (Author), Hugh Lafave (With) + others

The Saskatchewan Mental Hospital at Weyburn has played a significant role in the history of psychiatric services, mental health research, and providing care in the community. Its history provides a window to the changing nature of mental health services over the 20th century.

A Culture's Catalyst

Historical Encounters with Peyote and the Native American Church in Canada

Fannie Kahan (Author), Erika Dyck (Introduction), Abram Hoffer (With) + others

Psychedelic Psychiatry

LSD on the Canadian Prairies

Erika Dyck (Author)

In the early 1950s, the leading centre of the world for LSD research was Weyburn, Saskatchewan, where two psychiatrists sought to revolutionize the treatment of mental illness and, in the process, gave rise to a new form of therapy: psychedelic psychiatry.