LSD: My Problem Child. Albert Hofmann.
LSD: My Problem Child
LSD: My Problem Child

LSD: My Problem Child

McGraw-Hill, 1980. Hardcover. 8.5"x5.5". The first English translation (by Jonathan Ott) of Hofmann's account of his 'problem child'. As a research chemist in Basel, Hofmann first synthesized LSD in 1938, set aside the project for several years, before reexamining it in 1943, when he accidentally absorbed a small amount through his fingertips. From the Table of Contents: How LSD Originated, LSD in Animal Experiments and Biological Research, Chemical Modifications of LSD, Use of LSD in Psychiatry, From Remedy to Inebriant, The Mexican Relatives of LSD, Radiance from Ernst Junger, Meeting with Aldous Huxley, Correspondence with Poet-Physician Walter Vogt, Various Visitors, LSD Experience and Reality. Hofmann concludes: 'I see the true importance of LSD with the possibility of providing material aid to meditation aimed at the mystical experience of a deeper, comprehensive reality. Such a use accords entirely with the essence and working character of LSD as a sacred drug.' With a diagram of the molecule on the last page. Chips, tears, and two small voids to dust jacket, now in a protective sleeve (see photos). Black cloth boards with orange spine lettering, minor wear to the corners. Text is bright, clean and unmarked. Near Fine / Good. Item #2022-M145
ISBN: 0070293252

Price: $329.95

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