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From the Archives: Automobile simulator

March 1977: Research assistant in automobile simulator used to test reactions to drug and alcohol at the Southern California Research Institute.
March 1977: Research assistant in automobile simulator used to test reactions to drug and alcohol at the Southern California Research Institute.
(John Malmin / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA)

This photo by John Malmin appeared in the March 20, 1977, Los Angeles Times. It accompanied a story on how various local residents - identified by first names only – earned money as professional human test subjects.

Since the subjects of the Los Angeles Times story wished to remain anonymous, an unnamed research assistant posed for Malmin.

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