DONATE: Dr. Alexander 'Sasha' Shulgin Info

Sasha & Ann Need Your Support.

Last night at the MAPS event, i learned some very unfortunate news: one of my personal heroes, Berkeley pharmacologist DR. ALEXANDER SHULGIN, experienced a stroke in November 2010.  According to Guardian UK newspaper, his wife, Ann, states Dr. Shulgin is not paralysed but he requires considerable further treatment and continued rehabilitation. 
A skin graft to repair a foot ulcer also requires immediate attention.
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Dr. Shulgin's pioneering discoveries and relentless drive to research, develop and document his experiments, data and experiences have invaluably furthered the field of psychopharmacology, but his tireless work has also personally touched many of our lives, very deeply.  If you or anyone you care about has experienced the effect of Dr. Shulgin's contributions, now is your opportunity to give back and show your appreciation!  The Shulgins' medical bills are accumulating and they need our help. 

Donate now!  You can send Dr. Shulgin a donation via PIRYX if you don't use Paypal.  And here is a link to donate if you do use Paypal.
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ABOUT ALEXANDER "SASHA" SHULGIN" [adapted from Transform Press bio]:

Russian-American pharmacologist, chemist and drug developer Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin was born June 17, 1925 in Berkeley, California.

Shulgin discovered many noteworthy phenethylamines including the 2C* family of which 2C-T-2, 2C-T-7, 2C-E, 2C-I, and 2C-B are most well known. Additionally, Shulgin performed seminal work into the descriptive synthesis of compounds based on the organic compound tryptamine.

Credited with MDMA's popularisation in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Shulgin also championed the treatment of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through the psychopharmaceutical use of MDMA.  In subsequent years, Shulgin discovered, synthesized, and bioassayed over 230 psychoactive compounds. This means he found, made and tested over 230 psychoactive compounds in vivo , or in a whole, living organism...namely, himself!  In 1991 and 1997, he and his wife Ann authored the books PiHKAL and TiHKAL on the topic of psychoactive drugs (see below).
Please see these other links to see just a few of the contributions this important scientist has made to our world, our selves and our body of knowledge:
You can also follow updates from Ann, Dr. Shulgin's wife, on CARING BRIDGE, and see the documentary film DIRTY PICTURES which was made about Sasha's life and work.  And, if you use the Facebook, there is now a page dedicated to fundraising for Sasha:
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