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LSD Creatot, Albert Hofmann, Died on April 30th, Aged 102

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Albert Hofmann is know as the inventor of LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide, a hallucinogenic drug that he created completely by accident.
Hofmann died from a heart attack in his house in Basel, Switzerland, aged 102.
Hofmann had synthesized LSD in 1938 when working on medical researches for a pharmaceutical laboratory Sandoz.
He intended to make an analeptic out of it, but researches were stopped due to Scientifics lack of interest.

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It was not until 1943 that Albert Hofmann worked on LSD again, and discovered by chance the psychotropic effects of LSD. He first experimented it on himself. He described the effect of the drug on him “he substance which I wanted to experiment with took over me. I was filled with an overwhelming fear that I would go crazy. I was transported to a different world, a different time.”
He also noticed “a remarkable restlessness, combined with slight dizziness,” this made him stop work.
He then added, “At home I lay down and sank into a not unpleasant intoxication-like condition, characterised by an extremely stimulated imagination.”

The LSD was then involved in the 60’s   Hippie Movement. "I produced the substance as a medicine. It's not my fault if people abused it", had once said Albert Hofmann.

 

Sources:

http://www.inentertainment.co.uk/20080430/albert-hofmann-the-inventor-of-drug-lsd-has-died-aged-102/

http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/actualites/international/20080430.OBS2047/mort_dalbert_hofmann_linventeur_du_lsd.html

 

 

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