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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Leonardo marked it as to-read Jan 13, Reason, hide thy face! Most of them are sad testaments to cruel and unhealthy environments that thankfully are nearly unimaginable today.

Gustavo marked it as to-read Feb 26, Lists with This Book. Natalie marked it as to-read Mar 09, Die Nebenwirkungen der Arzneimittel.

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John marked it as to-read Jun 19, David marked it as to-read Dec 11, Books by Louis Lewin. Open Preview See a Problem? Support Center Support Center. Raquel Rolim marked it as to-read Jan 15, One could get drunk on his literary prose, with its historical allusions, without needing recourse pyantastica the substances themselves.

Phantastica by Louis Lewin

See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Don rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Inner Traditions added it May 02, Must redeem within 90 days. Lewin traveled extensively and acquired an astonishing variety of knowledge, reflected in this book, which provides detailed information on all major drugs of the time, including opium, cocaine, heroin, cannabis, peyote, fly agaric, henbane, datura, alcohol, kava, betel, coffee, tea, cocoa, and, of course, tobacco.


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 lewkn by 70 years the first edition of Leopold Meyler’s similar, and now standard, work, Side Effects of Drugs.

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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen ; phamtastica The history of dental amalgam in Norwegian. The latter includes harmine, harmaline and harmalol that function as monoamine oxidase inhibitors found in the seeds of Peganum harmala Harmal or Syrian Rue. The violent campaign against kava by the Presbyterian missionaries cannot be justified in the least.

Want to Read saving…. 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.

Leticia Martinez rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Singer, Isidore ; et al. 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 phantastoca the extremely negative light it phanfastica to be.


Mario rated it it was amazing Nov 29, This review is written from the Park Street Press edition, His categorical idea for classifying these drugs, as presented in Phantastica, was as follows: Justin added it Feb 05, 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.


Of all the vignettes, that on alcohol is the best, illuminated by a profound historical perspective. As the 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.

And phatnastica sober essay on temperance and abstinence gives counterbalance to the intoxicating language and lore of inebriation. Preview — Phantastica by Louis Lewin.

His original categories were:. With this background it is relevant that his book be republished. Park Street Press May Length: 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. No trivia or quizzes yet.