Today in History
April 19, 1943
LSD Faces Acid Test
After ingesting the tiny dose of LSD in his laboratory to self-test the drug for use as pharmaceutical, Dr. Albert Hofmann decides to go home, overwhelmed by the drug's effects. No cars are available, so Hofmann rides a bicycle. A lab assistant accompanies him. The symptoms worsen and once home, Hofmann drinks milk, in hopes of an antidote. The hallucinations persist through the night, but Hofmann reports feeling refreshed in the morning. Hofmann celebrates his 100th birthday in 2006.
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