“Godfather of Ecstasy” Alexander Shulgin Dies at 88

Alexander Shulgin, a respected chemist famed for dusting off a decades-old recipe for the psychedelic drug ecstasy, died Monday at his Northern California home at the age of 88, NBC News reported. Shulgin's wife, Ann, said liver cancer was the cause. Shulgin created more than 200 chemical compounds for use in psychotherapy. He didn't invent MDMA, better known as ecstasy, but rediscovered the compound some 65 years after its 1912 invention and introduced it as a possible mental health treatment.

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