Louis Lewin (pronounced Leveen), whom some have called the father of toxicology, died in December , aged He spent a lifetime studying morphine. Originally published in Germany in ‘Phantastica’ by Louis Lewin was first published in English in This review is written from the. Phantastica by Louis Lewin – Long out of print, this is a landmark study on narcotic and psychedelic substances by a world-renowned pharmacologist and.

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He then mentions interspecies variability, and he regales us with the information that hedgehogs can endure large quantities of cantharides, that opium leqin not intoxicate ducks, hens, and doves, and that the rhinoceros bird can consume nux vomica seeds, titmice stramonium seeds, and snails belladonna leaves, all with impunity.

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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen ; Want to Read saving…. Miri rated it it was amazing Oct 24, His examples range from adaptation by freshwater amoebae to increasing concentrations of salt in their environment, to the adaptability lewih Everest mountaineers to the adverse effects of altitude. Price may vary by retailer.

Casey Mcclain rated it it was amazing Dec 17, By the way, did you know that there was also a craze in arsenic consumption? Park Street Press May Length: Lewin, a world-renowned pharmacologist and toxicologist, was fascinated by both, and Phantastica was the first book to bring scientific insights to a survey of the use of drugs around the world.


Ramona is currently reading it Jun 08, And he left a legacy of almost journal publications and several monographs on toxicological, forensic, ethnographic, pharmacological, and historical topics. The history of dental amalgam in Norwegian.

In this way he began the era of ethnobotany. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love.

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An early medicine standard book. Share on Twitter Tweet. His most important works were Gifte und Vergiftungen—Lehrbuch der Toxikologie Poisons and Poisoning—a Textbook of Toxicology, and Die Nebenwirkungen der Arzneimittela compendium of information about the adverse effects of drugs, which preceded by 70 years the first edition of Leopold Meyler’s similar, and now standard, work, Side Effects of Drugs.

Peter Rademaker marked it as to-read Oct 30, Of all the vignettes, that on alcohol is the best, illuminated by a profound historical perspective.

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David marked it as to-read Dec 11, Devi marked it as to-read Apr 16, After some introductory remarks, he outlines pharmacological tolerance.

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phantstica Lewin mentioned in his book “Gifte und Vergiftungen” the causal connection between dental phahtastica fillings and illness. Loredana added it Dec 28, Raquel Rolim marked it as to-read Jan 15, Here, among many other things, we learn how alcoholic beverages have been prepared through the ages, around the world, by fermentation and distillation techniques used by Anglo-Saxons and Aymaras, Kalmuks and Quechuas, Tatars and Tungus. This plant was then new to science. Firstly, the extent to which colonial and evangelical zeal effectively tried to carry out cultural assassination; and, secondly, how by the s this zeal was beginning to be seen in the extremely negative light it deserved to be.