Tuesday, April 29, 2008

LSD Discoverer Albert Hofmann Takes Trip of His Life

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Albert Hofmann, who died on Tuesday aged 102, synthesised lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in 1938 and became the first person in the world to experience a full-blown acid trip.

“I would rather you hadn’t discovered LSD,” Hofmann’s managing director told him. In the end the decision was taken to stop all further production.

Hofmann laid some of the blame at the door of Dr Timothy Leary. In his autobiography, he described meeting Leary in 1971 in the railway station snack bar in Lausanne. Hofmann began by voicing his regret that Leary’s experiments had effectively killed off academic research into LSD and took Leary to task for encouraging its recreational use among young people. Leary was unabashed.
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[Daily Telegraph]


Anonymous said...

Infinite Love to Albert


Tor Hershman said...

A bird's droppings fallin' on your crotch as you sun-bath.