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"Father of LSD" turns 100 - Yahoo! News

"Father of LSD" turns 100 – Yahoo! News

ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP) – Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who discovered the now-banned hallucinogenic drug LSD that was an icon of the Hippy movement, celebrated his 100th birthday. ADVERTISEMENT "I'm just an ordinary Swiss, who likes the simple things in life," said Hofmann in an interview with the Tages Anzeiger newspaper. The sprightly centenarian said he wanted to refurbish the controversial substance's tarnished image for medical use, although he cautioned against abuse by recreational users.


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