Killer Inventions: LSD
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The Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann was the first person to synthesize LSD in 1938.  From an accidental LSD trip to today’s worldwide renaissance in government-sanctioned research, perhaps no psychedelic has triggered more controversy and headlines than LSD.  What started as the brainchild of the young chemist looking for new medicines, LSD has been used in psychiatry, religious ceremonies, the creative arts, and even CIA spy-craft!  

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