DMZ

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Also known as "Madame Psychosis," the second hardest drug to obtain in Boston after Vietnamese Opium, and like "acid that has itself dropped acid" (214). It was originally intended to "induce what they called quote transcendent experiences in... chronic alcoholics in the like 1960s at Verdun Protestant Hospital in Montreal" (321fn1064). Interestingly, Sixties Bob trades the DMZ to the Antitoi brothers for "an antique blue lava-lamp and a lavender-tinged apothecary's mirror" (481-82)

The DMZ's course through the book is probably related to the samizdat's (although this needs further clarification.. help?)