U.S. Navy Dr. Walt Miner gives historical background of LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) drug in the United States.
United States USA Date:1967 Duration:8 min 7 sec Sound:Yes
The film gives an introduction and briefs the history of illegal drug LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide). U.S. Navy Doctor Walt Miner speaks about revealing the facts about LSD which can be documented. He speaks about the historical background of LSD. He says that LSD is synthesized from lysergic acid derived from ergot, a grain fungus that typically grows on rye. He says that ergot is a fungus that grows on grains and other cereals. He speaks about Swiss chemists Albert Hoffman and Stahl who tried to make modifications in LSD molecule in 1938. He mentions the event of 1943 when Dr. Hoffman intentionally ingested 250 micrograms of LSD in his laboratory and how he felt uncomfortable. Dr. Walt Miner further explains how unique and powerful LSD drug is and says that the most unique thing about LSD is effective dose of the material. Miner states that effective dose for LSD can range from 0.5 micrcograms to 1.5 micrograms per kilogram of body weight.To explain the effective dosage of LSD, he displays a piece of wax paper where a mark is made with a pen. A penny is placed beside that mark to compare the two sizes. Dr. Miner informs that the ink mark weighs some micrograms. Dr. Miner takes one drop of human blood from a tube and says that this one drop contains 330 million cells and in comparison to that the weight of LSD to produce its effect is equal to the weight of two blood cells.
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