Albert Hofmann

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LSD Inventor's Archive Is Being Ignored

This isn't what Albert Hofmann had in mind

(Newser) - The man who invented LSD hoped his archive would inspire future generations of researchers, but just about the only person using it is a Swiss dairy farmer who's writing about hallucinogens in his spare time, the Wall Street Journal reports in a look at the "long, strange trip"... More »

Swiss Shrink Revives LSD Research

(Newser) - A Swiss psychiatrist has revived research into the use of LSD to treat emotional disorders after decades of neglect, Der Spiegel reports (unable to resist the headline "Tune In, Turn On, Cheer Up"). Albert Gasser, the first person to study the psychiatric use of the hallucinogen in 35... More »

Final Trip for LSD Creator

Chemist Albert Hofmann dies at 102

(Newser) - The Swiss scientist who formulated LSD and unwittingly helped lay the foundation of  '60s drug culture has died of a heart attack at the age of 102. Albert Hofmann, who called LSD his "problem child," discovered its hallucinatory properties while working on heart stimulants, reports the Washington Post.... More »

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