Article ID: CBB001252558

LSD: Albert Hofmann's “Problem Child” (2006)


On the occasion of Albert Hofmann's 100th birthday this is the first of three related articles in this issue. It sketches the circumstances surrounding his discovery of LSD, its use as an adjunct to meditation, creativity, and conscience expansion, and treatment of the mentally ill as well as its abuse as a pleasure drug. The second article (pp 421-426) deals with how LSD led to a revolution in the pharmaceutical industry, inspiring researchers to understand how the structure of a chemical is recognized and how this recognition triggers a physiological response. The third article (pp 427-436) discusses Hofmann's life and career, including all aspects of his multifaceted activities. We are also reviewing a Festschrift commemorating his centenary (pp 451-452).

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Authors & Contributors
Craig, G. Wayne
Kauffman, George B.
Thomas, Ulrike
Hersch Martínez, Paul
García Poujol, Miguel
Ramsh, Stanislav M.
The Chemical Educator
History and Technology
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
Istoriko-Biologicheskie Issledovaniia
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
McGill-Queen's University Press
University of California Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Purdue University (Lafayette, Indiana)
University of Minnesota Press
Pharmaceutical industry
Chemical drugs
Psychotropic drugs
LSD (drug)
Hofmann, Albert
Fischer, Emil Hermann
Woolley, Dilworth Wayne
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
21st century
United States
Great Britain
Purdue University (Lafayette, Indiana)
United States. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)

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