A scientist is in awe of a substance(drug) and its miraculous effects on the human body. He writes a book about how goddamn amazing this substance is, it relates to almost all of human existence etc.
This substance was not illegal to possess or use when the book was written and not for a long long time after. The scientist in question who has made this substance the focus of a lot of his work claims he NEVER PERSONALLY DOSED IT.
Would you believe this? I personally do not.