February 10, 2006
This film - which has been funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation and the Fund for Investigative Journalism - features interviews with former patients and inmates of Lexington's "Narcotics Hospital," as well as interviews with doctors who worked there. I have interviewed half a dozen former inmates and/or Lexington patients.
However, I am having some difficulty finding people who were at the facility between the years of 1945 and 1960. If you or some one you know was at this facility as a patient and or inmate - particularly if you participated in the Addiction Research Program - I would be extremely interested in meeting with you to discuss this film.
Though I am based out of New York, I would be happy to travel to meet you, regardless of the location. My contact information is as follows:
502 13th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Home number: 917-576-2374