January 11, 2020

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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Otis rated it really liked it Jul 17, For thirty years ethnobotanists have bemoaned the fact that Phantastica has been impossible to find; now this landmark work is once again available. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. His examples range from adaptation by freshwater amoebae to increasing concentrations of phanyastica in their environment, to the adaptability of Everest mountaineers to the adverse effects of altitude. He spent the majority of his life living in Berlin, where he graduated from the University of Berlin in as a medical doctor, specialising in pharmacology and was an expert in phantasitca field of toxicology.

Phantastica: A Classic Survey on the Use and Abuse of Mind-Altering Plants

Share on Facebook Share. In respect of anti-alcohol movements: As phantatsica first investigator, both toxicological and anthropological, of Piper methysticumhe details the nature of the plant, how kava kava is prepared and drunk, its effects, and its active ingredients.


Jeff Aronsonreader in clinical pharmacology, Oxford jeffrey. In he received his first sample of the Peyote cactus from Dallas, Texas -based physician Joseph Raleigh Briggsand later published the first methodical analysis it, causing a variant to be named Anhalonium lewinii in his honor.

Sign up and get a free eBook! Louis Lewin’s book “Die Nebenwirkungen der Arzneimittel” deals with the borderline between the pharmacological and the toxicological action of drugs with the untoward or side-effects of all kinds of medicaments. Want to Read saving…. Singer, Isidore ; et al.

Phantastica: A Classic Survey on the Use and Abuse of Mind-Altering Plants by Louis Lewin

Rebecca Gransden marked it as to-read Mar 18, Arthur Heffter isolated numerous alkaloids from peyote including mescaline, the psychoactive ingredient in the cactus. But don’t rely on my hallucinations: Feb 04, Helena Siddall rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about Phantasticaplease sign up. Beatriz marked it as to-read Jun 10, Subsequently he published the first systematic study and methodological analysis of this small, spineless peyote cactus inwhich was originally named in his honour, Anhalonium lewinii later renamed Lophophora williamsii.

Tomasz Armatowski marked it as to-read Mar 30, By the way, did you know that there was also a craze in arsenic consumption?

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

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 Ohantastica similar, phahtastica now standard, work, Side Effects of Drugs.

Refresh and try again. Mark marked it as to-read Sep 15, Consider for example adjectival forms describing drug-takers, they generally suffix in —ist: Jul 24, xen rated it really liked it Shelves: The latter includes harmine, harmaline and harmalol that function as monoamine oxidase inhibitors found in the seeds of Peganum harmala Harmal or Syrian Rue.

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