An original contact card issued by the Acid Rescue Squad, an organisation founded in December 1969 by a group of St. Louis University Medical School students with the intention“to provide information and advice to young people about drugs.”. ACID RESCUE.
An original contact card issued by the Acid Rescue Squad, an organisation founded in December 1969 by a group of St. Louis University Medical School students with the intention“to provide information and advice to young people about drugs.”

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An original contact card issued by the Acid Rescue Squad, an organisation founded in December 1969 by a group of St. Louis University Medical School students with the intention“to provide information and advice to young people about drugs.”

Prints a simple design and phone number to recto. 6.2x10cm.

Acid Rescue was one of many crisis hotlines set up in major cities across the US following the rapid increase in the use of drugs among young people in the late 1960s (Current, the Missouri-St. Louis’ University newspaper, reported that “the majority of trippers calling Acid Rescue are between 14 and 17.”).

Old phone numbers and brief note written out to recto; verso bears an intense doodle. Good.

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