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.
LYON, France French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called on U.S. scientists, academics and entrepreneurs at odds with Donald Trump's administration to move to France. The former economy minister, one of the frontrunners in the upcoming presidential election, urged U.S.-based scientists working on climate change, renewable energy or health issues who were wary of the new political situation to seek refuge across the Atlantic.