Biography/Memoir

Susi… the first woman to take LSD

She has been overshadowed by her more famous boss, Albert Hofmann, but Susi in fact had her own “bicycle trip” and made her own contributions to this history… even with the few available details, we can catch a slight glimpse of this highly curious, intelligent, and courageous young woman.

On June 12, 1943, 22-year-old Susi Ramstein became the first woman to take LSD. Although she was also the youngest person yet to have tried it, she took 100 micrograms, a larger dose than Dr. Hofmann’s male colleagues. She found the experience enjoyable, and the effects pleasant.

Original Article (Chacruna):
Susi’s tram ride: recognizing the first woman to take LSD
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