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Alexander Shulgin

AKA Alexander Theodore Shulgin

Born: 17-Jun-1925
Birthplace: Berkeley, CA
Died: 2-Jun-2014
Location of death: Berkeley, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Liver

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Chemist, Psychologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rediscovered MDMA

Military service: US Navy (WWII, 1943-45)

Father: Theodore Stevens Shulgin (b. 1893, d. 1978)
Mother: Henrietta D. Shulgin (b. 1888, d. 1960)
Wife: Ann Shulgin (co-author, m. 1981)

    University: Organic Chemistry, Harvard University
    University: PhD Biochemistry, University of California at Berkeley (1954)

    Dow Chemical Research Chemist (-1965)
    BioRad Laboratories Research Director
    Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics Board of Advisors
    Stroke (17-Nov-2010)
    Surgery aorta (Apr-2008)
    Russian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Ecstasy, LSD, Psilocybin, Peyote, Liver Cancer

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Author of books:
Controlled Substances: Chemical and Legal Guide to Federal Drug Laws (1988, chemistry)
PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story (1991, chemistry, "Phenethylamines I Have Known and Loved")
TiHKAL: The Continuation (1997, chemistry, "Tryptamines I Have Known and Loved")
The Simple Plant Isoquinolines (2002, chemistry)

Is the subject of documentaries:
Dirty Pictures, 2010

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