Chemist Who Discovered LSD Dies at 102

Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman died Tuesday at the age of 102. He discovered the psychedelic drug LSD in 1938 while seeking medicinal uses for a fungus found on grains. He was the first human to try the drug — by accident — when a small amount of the chemical was absorbed through his fingertips. He had to take the rest of the day off to recover.

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