pharmaceutical

LSD timeline: A long, strange trip, with Sonoma County origins.

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1938: First synthesized by the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann in the Sandoz (now Novartis) laboratories in Basel, Switzerland. Hoffman was trying to come up with a respiratory and circulatory stimulant, but created a hallucinogen. 1947: LSD was introduced as a commercial medication under the trade name Delysid for various psychiatric uses.