1938 CE
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is synthesized

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is synthesized by Swiss pharmacologist Albert Hoffman.

In his book "My Problem Child", Hoffman writes: "In 1938, I produced the twenty-fifth substance in this series of lysergic acid derivatives: lysergic acid diethylamide, abbreviated LSD-25 (Lyserg-säure-diäthylamid) for laboratory usage. I had planned the synthesis of this compound with the intention of obtaining a circulatory and respiratory stimulant."

Source: Nichols, D. (2015). LSD: Cultural revolution and medical advances. Royal Society of Chemistry.

Drugs: LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)
Regions: Switzerland