Happy 100th birthday Albert Hofmann

Posted on: Tue, 01/10/2006 - 17:31 By: Tom Swiss
Albert Hofmann, the inventor of LSD, turns 100 this week.

Happy birthday!

His "problem child", lysergic acid diethylamide-25, will be 68 this year; it was first synthesized in 1938, but its remarkable effects were not discovered until Hofmann accidently absorbed some through his fingertips five years later.

I always remember the interview that OMNI magazine did with Albert Hofmann (I think it was the late 70's or early 80's). Spurred me to conduct my own independent research ;)