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Sunday, December 4, 2005

 

“Dr. Ecstasy” laments the rave drug’s notoriety

`The scientist who introduced Ecstasy to the world in the 1970s fears the drug’s notoriety and popularity at nightclubs is destroying any chance that it might be used to treat the mentally ill.

“It’s very excellent potential for being used as medicine has been badly jeopardized,” Alexander Shulgin, told Reuters after defending the merits of mind-altering drugs at a symposium on the human brain at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this week.’

Alexander Shulgin is cool. I’ve always wanted to buy hard copies of PiHKAL and TiHKAL but never got around to it.




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