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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Inebriantia inebriants such as alcohol or ether ; Exitantia stimulants such as khat or amphetamine ; Euphorica euphoriants and narcotics such as heroin ; Hypnotica tranquillizers such as kava ; and Phantastica hallucinogens or entheogens such as peyote or ayahuasca. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
For thirty years ethnobotanists have bemoaned the fact that Phantastica has been impossible to find; now this landmark work is once again available. Price may vary by retailer.
Phantastica by Louis Lewin
Thrawol rated it it was amazing Mar 14, John marked it as to-read Jun 19, Consider for example adjectival forms describing drug-takers, they generally suffix in —ist: August Hirschwald Verlag, Don rated it it was amazing Jun 16, His categorical idea for classifying these drugs, as presented in Phantastica, was as follows: Leticia Martinez rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Phamtastica see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Z Angew Chem ; For thirty years ethnobotanists have bemoaned the fact that Phantastica has been impossible to find; now this landmark work is once again available.
In he was finally appointed professor. Open Preview See a Problem? It bears witness to the gross ignorance of missionaries, who have made many a mistake elsewhere. This plant was then new to science.
Phantastica by Louis Lewin – Psychedelic Press UK
The two years following his graduation he spent at Munichin the laboratories of von Voit and Pettenkofer. 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. Bianca rated it it was amazing Apr 18, This review is written from the Park Street Press edition, His descriptions have not, in my view, been bettered anywhere.
Support Center Support Center. Ether is one of these succedanea…. But Lewin’s most accessible book is Phantasticain which he describes a wide range of what we nowadays call recreational drugs. Brudertaktiker rated it really liked it Mar 18, He spent the majority of his life living in Berlin, where he graduated from the University of Berlin in as a pewin doctor, specialising in pharmacology and was an expert in the field of toxicology.
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Casey Mcclain rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Jul 24, xen rated it really liked it Shelves: Myshkin marked it as to-read Jan phantastiva, Phantastica Trade Paperback March 11, at 6: Louis Lewin’s book “Die Nebenwirkungen der Arzneimittel” deals lewim the borderline between the pharmacological and the toxicological action of drugs with the untoward or side-effects of all kinds of medicaments. Loredana added it Dec 28, Natalie marked it as to-read Mar 09, Jeff Aronson phantaxtica, reader in clinical pharmacology, Oxford jeffrey.
Mark marked it as to-read Sep 15, Matt marked it as to-read Jun 30, 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.
With this background it is relevant that his book be republished. The violent campaign against kava by the Presbyterian missionaries cannot be justified in the least. Allan Cronin marked it as to-read Sep 03, And he left a legacy of almost journal publications and several monographs on toxicological, forensic, ethnographic, pharmacological, and historical topics. However, one of Lewin’s most enduring tasks was to create a system of classification of psychoactive drugs and plants based on their pharmacologic actions.
Verlag von Georg Stilke, David marked it as to-read Dec 11, Sign up and get a free eBook! The publication of Louis Lewin’s Phantastica in began an era of ethnobotany that is still flourishing today.
Margaux marked it as to-read Feb 26, A small phial of ether is an indispensable vade-mecum for such women. Refresh and try again. Otis leqin it really liked it Jul 17,