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29/04/2008 Swiss Chemist Albert Hofmann dies

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Hofmann's Potion - Albert Hofmann LSD Documentary

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albert hofmann 1943 - a bicycle trip (2009)

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The Accidental Discovery of LSD

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1950's LSD Experiment - Artist

Hofmann is known as the inventor of the LSD. He synthesized it while researching lysergic acid. The main intention of the synthesis was to obtain a respiratory stimulant. LSD had no such effects, so Hofmann set it aside. Five years later he accidentally ingested a small amount of it and discovered its powerful effects.
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    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Discovery of LSD 

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    • Later years 

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