Friday, May 2, 2008

LSD Discoverer Dies at 102

Albert Hofmann not only invented LSD, but invented and took a daily dose of Hydergine, a dementia preventative that may reduce mitochondrial damage to cells in the brain.

Interestingly enough, I was thinking about Hofmann a few days ago when I was biking through my beautiful neighborhood, taking in the glory of all the floral colors and every shade of green. I laughed to myself that it was like I was celebrating centenarian Hofmann -- who was still living the last I had read -- by reenacting Bicycle Day. I made a mental note to follow up on him later, though I forgot. As it turns out, that happened to be the day he died.

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