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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In Berlina street and the nearby underground train station were named in honour of Louis Lewin. Sign up and get a free eBook! He then mentions interspecies variability, and he regales us with the information that hedgehogs can endure large quantities of cantharides, that opium does not intoxicate ducks, hens, and doves, and phantaztica the rhinoceros bird can consume nux vomica seeds, titmice stramonium seeds, and snails belladonna leaves, all with impunity.

Until Lewin, books on the use of drugs were purely works of anthropology, concerned with how people used these plants, rather than how the plants produced their famous effects. Spectraz marked it as to-read Dec 13, In Phantastica Lewin reviews known psychoactive plants and their histories and proposes a five-way categorisation.

Phantastica by Louis Lewin

Allan Cronin pphantastica it as to-read Sep 03, Victoria marked it as to-read Feb 05, A small phial of ether is an indispensable vade-mecum for such women. Surprisingly lyrical, funny, and broad-minded – a much more enjoyable read than I’d anticipated. Phantastica — Louis Lewin German pharmacologist Louis Lewin – was a prolific writer and in his renowned book Phantastica, first published inhe reviews known psychoactive plants lewn their histories.


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Louis Lewin pronounced Leveenwhom some have called the father of toxicology, died in Decemberaged To ask other readers questions about Phantasticaplease sign up. Phantastica Trade Paperback Log in to Reply. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! These classifications have of course changed and been renamed over the years since Lewin published the text.

phantastjca Raquel Rolim marked it as to-read Jan 15, Want to Read saving…. Support Center Support Center. Returning to Berlin inhe became an assistant at the pharmacological institute of the university, and in he was admitted phantastoca the medical faculty as Privatdozent.

Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen ; Preview — Phantastica by Louis Lewin. An early medicine standard book. Die Nebenwirkungen der Arzneimittel. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Copyright and License information Disclaimer. And he left a legacy of almost journal publications and several monographs on toxicological, forensic, ethnographic, pharmacological, and historical topics.

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Lists with This Book. The word phantastica comes from a Greek word meaning to shine, and that’s what Lewin does here. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For thirty years ethnobotanists have bemoaned the fact that Phantastica has been impossible to find; now this landmark work is once again available.


Consider for example adjectival forms describing drug-takers, they generally suffix in —ist: 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. Isabella Riegler rated it really liked it Dec 12, But don’t rely on my hallucinations: Otis rated it really liked it Jul 17, Finally, the language used is often quaint.

Erin marked it as to-read Oct 25, Share on Twitter Tweet. Views Read Edit View history. It phabtastica witness to the gross ignorance of missionaries, who have made many a mistake elsewhere. 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.

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With major publications betweenLewin was a leading academic of his time but it was his interest in the side-effects of certain drugs that he is primarily remembered for now and with which this book is concerned.