LSD inventor Albert Hofmann dies

  • 1 May 2008

Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, who synthesised LSD for the first time in 1938 and accidentally first ingested it in 1943, has died.

Hofmann was engaged in pharmaceutical research when he made his most famous discovery, whose use would influence generations of music and art to come.

Hofmann died of a heart attack near Basel on 29 April, at the age of 102. His wife, Anita, died in December 2007.

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