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Title    From 'problem Child' to 'prodigy'? LSD Turns 75
Date    Sunday October 14 2018, @05:03PM
Author    mrpg
Topic   
from the happy-happy-joy-joy dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/10/13/2248255

upstart writes:

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From 'problem child' to 'prodigy'? LSD turns 75

Lysergic acid diethylamide was labelled a "problem child" by the man who discovered its hallucinogenic properties in 1943: as it turns 75, the drug known as LSD may now be changing its image.

The late Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann famously learned of LSD's psychedelic effects when he inadvertently took a small dose while doing lab work for pharmaceutical company Sandoz.

He wanted the drug to be medically researched, convinced it could be a valuable psychiatric tool and lead to a deeper understanding of human consciousness.

But through the 1960s, LSD became synonymous with counterculture and anti-authority protests.

By the early 1970s, it had been widely criminalised in the West, prompting Hofmann to publish his 1979 memoir, "LSD: My Problem Child".


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  2. "From 'problem child' to 'prodigy'? LSD turns 75" - https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-10-problem-child-prodigy-lsd.html
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