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On October 27 1906 a child by the name of Albert Hofmann was bornAlbert 1 This child would grow up to change the world forever His research would create of subcultures of both the 1970s and 1990s His discoveries would cause both grief and delight His work in pharmacology brought the world one of the most terrifying discoveries of the 20th century LSD It was a prosaic day in July 1938 when Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann first discovered Lysergic Acid DiethylamideLSD He was hoping to discover a new circulatory and respiratory stimulant when he stumbled upon one of the worlds most horrifying man-made substances however when this phenomenon was first tested it had no effects on the lab animals therefore its study was discontinued LSDs study was revived in 1943 when research indicated it could potentially be used as treatment for schizophrenia due to its similarity in structure to Nicatamide a chemical found in the human brain which directly affects the experiences of a Schizophrenic DEA1 On April 16 1943 while Dr Hofmann was measuring a fresh quantity of LSD he accidentally dosed himself and was overcome with confusion He was then obligated to leave work due to a sensation of mild dizziness and extreme activity of imaginationDiscovery 2 On April 19 1943 at exactly 420 pm Dr Albert Hofmann ingested 025 mg of liquid LSD and journeyed on the first intentional acid trip In 1947 Dr Hofmanns employers Sandoz Laboratories began marketing LSD in Europe It was introduced into the United States a year later They advertised it as a cure for everything from schizophrenia to criminal behavior sexual perversions and alcoholismHendersonGlass 40 Sandoz Laboratories urged many doctors to experiment with LSD to gain further knowledge of experiences which may occur to a Schizophrenic The effects of LSD are completely unpredictable The user usually experiences wild mood swings and the sensation of feeling multiple emotions at once Colors seem more intense and
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