Sasha Shulgin

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Alexander Shulgin, the one-of-a-kind chemist who crossed a diamond with a pearl, is in the hospital after a stroke.   Friends are suggesting that donations can be made via the second link on this page: Support the Shulgin Collection.

Update: More details are emerging. Family friend Greg M. writes that:

[Tuesday (11/16)] “on the way to the hospital for a scheduled test, Sasha had a stroke. He has been struggling for six months with an ulcer on his left foot that won’t heal, hoping to avoid amputation. Sasha & Ann have been in serious financial trouble for some years, and the coming medical bills will be a burden they can’t bear alone… For non-tax-deductible contributions: Paypal $ to [] or snailmail: Sasha Shulgin, c/o Transform Press, PO Box 13675, Berkeley CA 94712. For tax-deductible online donations to support the completion of Shulgin publishing projects that are underway:

For background reading, Alexander Shulgin’s wikipedia entry is here and a historical article by Benzenhöfer and Passie describes Shulgin’s role in the history of MDMA, a topic we have previously blogged.

Sasha’s stroke was mild, and the effects are reportedly beginning to show signs of healing. He is alert and making puns again. His speech is clearer, although a speech therapist will be coming once or twice a week for a while. Meanwhile, Sasha’s left foot, which has had an ulcer, is healing enough to make a skin graft a good option, likely in the near future.

11 Responses
  1. nicke :

    Date: November 18, 2010 @ 5:02 am

    peace to the godfather

  2. Frazer :

    Date: November 18, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    This is unfortunate.

  3. V++ :

    Date: November 18, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

    Tayata Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze Radza Samudgate Soha

  4. who :

    Date: November 18, 2010 @ 6:47 pm

    please donate eveyne, they need it

  5. chrs :

    Date: November 18, 2010 @ 9:49 pm

    please donate everyone, we will be! Sasha we love you!

  6. shermin :

    Date: November 20, 2010 @ 7:57 am

    Best wishes to Sasha and his family…i’ve donated myself on several occasions, and intend to make another in light of this recent have placed another donation.


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    Date: November 22, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

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  8. Sascha Kawa :

    Date: November 26, 2010 @ 4:14 am

    Get well soon Sasha *
    See you soon in healthy & in one piece my friend.

  9. Lewes Eldridge :

    Date: December 12, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

    My thoughts are with you Dr Shulgin, you have completely opened my mind to the reality of the world and your teachings and invterviews have inspired me in ways i cannot describe. I wish you all the best and hope you are feeling well soon.
    L.Eldridge 21, London.

  10. Ilmari Pietikainen :

    Date: January 2, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Some finish scientific research is done in the treatment of ulcers with fir resin — and the results have been far better than with conventional medicinal treatments of skin ulcers.

    Sipponen A, Jokinen JJ, Sipponen P, Papp A, Sarna S, Lohi J. The evidence of beneficial effect of the resin salve in the treatment of severe pressure ulcers – a prospective, randomised and controlled multi-centre trial. Br J Dermatol 2008;158:1055 – 62.

  11. Psicólogo en Barcelona :

    Date: February 19, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    Anyone know anything current Sasha and his family?
    Psicólogo en Barcelona

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