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Alexander Shulgin - Tactical Ninja

Dec. 12th, 2010

07:36 pm - Alexander Shulgin

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Has had a stroke. If you don't know who he is, you probably don't care. If you do know who he is, please also know that he has never made any money from his work, which has (debatably by some) improved the lives of many people.

Writer, with his wife Ann, of PIHKAL and TIHKAL. He is the person who popularised MDMA, which is now once again being researched as a therapeutic aid for those with PTSD. He has synthesised over 200 psychoactive compounds. He has improved my own life through his work. And he looks kind of like my Dad.

Because he does not do his work for profit, the Shulgins are not rich, and stroke recovery is expensive. They need help. I donate to fuck all, but I donated to this. Please, if you can't/won't donate yourself, spread the word to those who can/will.

Donations through PayPal to annandsashashulgin@comcast.net


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Date:December 12th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
Oh my God. I am seriously in tears right now.

His and Anne's books kept me going when I was hopeless and suicidal and when my life was in shambles. He ignited my interest in science, gave me hope for love, and kept me going when nothing else did.

This is horrible. :[[[[
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Date:December 12th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
It sounds as though he has every chance of full recovery, but that the therapy he needs is very expensive.

Also, he's 85. Albert Hoffman was over 100 when he died. I'm wondering who is coming up in this field that's been squashed for so long to take over the work in the future.
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