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 Dr Albert Hofmann RIP

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PostSubject: Dr Albert Hofmann RIP   Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:21 pm

The good Doctor has departed this World on the Ultimate Trip... Cool

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/apr/30/chemistry.drugs

Born on January 11 1906, Hofmann discovered LSD - lysergic acid diethylamide, which later became the favoured drug of the 1960s counterculture - when a tiny quantity leaked on to his hand during a laboratory experiment in 1943.

He noted a "remarkable restlessness, combined with slight dizziness" that made him stop his work. "At home I lay down and sank into a not unpleasant intoxication-like condition, characterised by an extremely stimulated imagination," Hofmann wrote in his book LSD: My Problem Child.

"In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed (I found the daylight too unpleasantly glaring), I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colours. After some two hours this condition faded away."

A few days later, Hofmann intentionally took a dose of LSD and experienced the world's first "bad trip".
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PostSubject: Re: Dr Albert Hofmann RIP   Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:26 pm

R.I.P. Albie.

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PostSubject: Re: Dr Albert Hofmann RIP   Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:06 pm

Chef of the Century

I loved the story he told of cycling back from work and how a good glass of milk sorted him after a journey around the universe.

He be in the sky with Ja.

I measc na nDéithe
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PostSubject: Re: Dr Albert Hofmann RIP   Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:27 pm

cactus flower wrote:
R.I.P. Albie.


That's it alright Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Dr Albert Hofmann RIP   Thu May 01, 2008 12:36 pm

So...eh... he lived to be 102...after 65 years of popping tabs ?

There is empirical data in there somewhere.
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