Notable deaths of 2008Submitted by doctor011 on Mon, 09/15/2008 - 19:35
Hoffman, a talented synthetic chemist, is best known as the Swiss chemist who discovered LSD, accidentally getting a trace amount of an experimental compound called lysergic acid diethylamide on his fingertips and taking the world's first acid trip in 1943. He was 102.
(LSD? 102? Hmmm, no WONDER they made it illegal! :)