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Albert Hofmann


  1. Albert Hofmann was a Swiss scientist known best for being the first person to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide. Hofmann was also the first person to isolate, synthesize, and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and psilocin. He authored more than 100 scientific articles and numerous books, including LSD: Mein Sorgenkind. In 2007 he shared first place, alongside Tim Berners-Lee, in a list of the 100 greatest living geniuses, published by The Telegraph newspaper.
    • also known as Hofmann, Albert
    • born on (110 years ago) in Baden
    • nationality: Switzerland
    • education: University of Zurich
    • profession: Chemist, scientist
    • died on (7 years ago) in Burg im Leimental of myocardial infarction
    • written works: "Einsichten, Ausblicke", "Insight, outlook", "L.S.D. & the Nature of Reality", "Plants of the Gods", "Interview by Stan Grof", "The Physics of Synchrotron Radiation", "LSD, my problem child", "Mundo Interior Mundo Exterior", "Transmitter-Receiver Concept of Reality", "LSD, mon enfant terrible"
    • filmography: "Hofmann's Potion"
  2. Albert Hofmann is a musical artist.
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group HGich.T since

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the Sixties (2011)

A Decade of Culture and Counterculture by Abbe A. Debolt, James S. Baugess

Research chemist Albert Hofmann, an employee of Sandoz Pharmaceuticals ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society (2015)

by Sarah E. Boslaugh

Albert Hofmann in 1943. It was widely disseminated and in the 1960s proved to be the focus of an incipient youth rebellion ...

Google previewA Historical Dictionary of Psychiatry (2005)

by Edward Shorter

Yet, the modern era of using drugs to investigate brain function was arguably introduced in 1943 by lysergic acid diethylamide, referred to as “LSD25,” which Albert Hofmann (1906–), a chemist at Sandoz Limited in Basel, Switzerland, together ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery (2008)

by Gary L. Fisher, Nancy A. Roget

Albert Hofmann, but it was not until the 1960s' freedom movement that hallucinogens became popular for recreational use. During this time, hallucinogens were considered mind- enhancing ...

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After some time, with my eyes closed, I began to enjoy this wonderful play of colors and forms, which it really was a pleasure to observe. Then I went to sleep and the next day I was fine. I felt quite fresh, like a newborn. (Albert Hofmann)
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