Issue Date: February 27, 2006
Trip Of A Century
Late last month, the University of Zurich hosted a symposium in celebration of the 100th birthday of one of its most illustrious alumni, Albert Hofmann. More than 60 years ago, on a spring day while World War II raged in Europe and the Pacific, Hofmann synthesized perhaps the most mind-bending chemical of all time: the psychomimetic agent LSD, formally known as D-lysergic acid diethylamide. Hofmann got some of his first inklings of the . . .
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