Richard Evans Schultes
This person collected samples of psychoactive mushrooms for Harvard following another person's discovery.
Gordon and Valentina Wasson
These individuals are the founders of the science of ethnomycology or the study of how people use mushrooms including descriptions in stories.
Blas Pablo Reko
This person studied plant usage among the native people he lived with and famously noted that it was a hallucinogenic mushroom and not peyote that Mixtec and Mazatecan shamans used to induce visions.
A sixteenth-century Swiss alchemist and medical reformer who advocated for opium on a wide scale, this individual is also known as the father of chemotherapy.
This person was known for extracting, describing, and experimenting on himself with discovered compounds.
This physician introduced ganga or Indian hemp to England in 1842. He wrote ganja into his Bengal Pharmacopeia and cannabis became a part of medical practice...
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