Bart Huges & Eveline van Dijk - Arnold Slak & de Slow Sisters op weg (1978)

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Bart Huges & Eveline van Dijk - Arnold Slak

A comic by Bart Huges famous for his trepanation in the Sixties

Bart Huges & Eveline - Arnold slak & de Slow Sisters op weg - Bart Huges' huisjes voor slakken. Content: Comic by the Provo that became famous trepanating (drilling a hole) in his skull to get a "natural" high. There may be another version, containing the inner 8 pages or that version may be lacking the first and last two pages.

Condition: Slight wear; Clean tear of the spine (3 cm); Discoloration. Overall condition: Very Good.
Soft cover 1st Edition 1st Printing. Publisher: Stichting Onafhankelijk Denken, Amsterdam. Year: 1978.
Size: 24.8 x 17.1 cm. Pages: 12. Language: Dutch. Seller inventory: #26460.

Background information

Hugo Bart Huges (also Hughes; 1934 - 2004) – Bart Huges attended medical school at the University of Amsterdam, but was refused a degree due to his advocacy of marijuana use. At first, he was, as the medical advisor of Robert Jasper Grootveld, an advocate for the use of marihuana, naming his daughter, born in 1963, Maria Juana. In 1964 he published "The mechanism of brain blood volume ('BBV')", also known as "Homo Sapiens Correctus", an almost three-meters long scroll in which he proposed to use trepanation (making a hole in the skull) as a means to enhance brain functionality by balancing the proportion of blood and cerebral spinal fluid, causing a natural permanent high. Using a foot-operated electric dentist drill, Huges drilled a hole in his own skull on 6 January 1965 to demonstrate the beneficial effects of trepanation. His third eye was revealed by Simon Posthuma and Robert Jasper Grootveld during the happening “Stoned in the streets” on January 11, 1965. There is doubt whether he actually drilled a hole in his skull or just superficially penetrated the skin.

Refs: Bart Huges (1964) The scroll – The mechanism of brain blood volume (Bart Huges, Amsterdam); Bart Huges (1968) Suikergoed en marsepein (Barbara Huges, Amsterdam); Bart Huges (1969) The mechanism of brainbloodvolume (Foundation of Independent Thinking, Amsterdam); Bart Huges (1973) Text-book of brain blood volume (Foundation of Independent Thinking, Amsterdam); Bart Huges (1975) Het huiswerk voor iedereen. Bloemlezing van het hersenbloedvolume (H.B. Huges, Amsterdam); Dick P.J. van Reeuwijk (1965) Damsterdamse extremisten (De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam) pp. 26-34; Cor Jaring & Henk J. Meier (1966) Dit hap-hap happens in Amsterdam (Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam); Henk J. Meier (Ed., 1965) Ratio vol. 2 no. 1 (Meulenhoff & Co., Amsterdam) pp. 8-13.

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