Mike Jay

Mike Jay is a cultural historian, writer and curator. He has written about the history of various drugs and mental illnesses. The 2016 This Way Madness Lies explores how asylums changed between the 17th century and the contemporary era. The accompanying exhibition, Bedlam: the asylum was hosted by the Wellcome Collection in 2017. His upcoming book on the history of mescaline will be published by Yale University Press next year.

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