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posted 30 April 2008 05:50 AM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Father of the mind-altering drug LSD


Associated Press
April 30, 2008 at 5:45 AM EDT

GENEVA Albert Hofmann, the father of the mind-altering drug LSD whose medical discovery inspired and arguably corrupted millions in the 1960s hippie generation, has died. He was 102.

Mr. Hofmann died Tuesday at his home in Burg im Leimental, said Doris Stuker, a municipal clerk in the village near Basel where Hofmann moved following his retirement in 1971.

For decades after LSD was banned in the late 1960s, Mr. Hofmann defended his invention.

I produced the substance as a medicine. ... It's not my fault if people abused it, he once said.

The Swiss chemist discovered lysergic acid diethylamide-25 in 1938 while studying the medicinal uses of a fungus found on wheat and other grains at the Sandoz pharmaceuticals firm in Basel.

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posted 30 April 2008 06:34 AM      Profile for B.L. Zeebub LLD     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And so shortly after Bicycle Day, too.

RIP. My life would be different without yours.

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