Psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich had his books burned by the U.S. government in the 1950s and died in prison 50 years ago, in prison basically for refusing to agree with the FDA that his work and devices had no medical value. The Boston Globe notes the opening of his personal paper archives at Harvard, and a possible trend in revival of interest in and furthering of his research.
A devotee's history, with links.
A skeptic's analysis of Reich, with links.
Robert Anton Wilson's harrowing and wonderful play, Wilhelm Reich in Hell.
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