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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Phantastica by Louis Lewin

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Leqin. Jeff Aronsonreader in clinical pharmacology, Oxford jeffrey. His examples range from adaptation by freshwater amoebae to increasing concentrations of salt in their environment, to the adaptability of Everest mountaineers to the adverse effects of altitude. Open Preview See a Problem? Z Angew Chem ; Subsequently he published the first lewiin study and methodological analysis of this small, spineless peyote cactus inwhich was originally named in his honour, Anhalonium lewinii later renamed Lophophora williamsii.

Mark marked it as to-read Sep 15, Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! These seeds have traditionally been used in shamanic rituals as incense for visionary purposes.

Kelsey Schur marked it as phqntastica Mar 10, It is not considered as becoming in the female sex to consume large quantities of concentrated alcohol habitually, and for this reason women contribute a large contingent to etheromania.


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Announcements and contributions that have come in via the Psychedelic Press house Must redeem within 90 days. For thirty years ethnobotanists have bemoaned the fact that Phantastica has been impossible to find; now this landmark work is once again available.

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. In Berlina street and the nearby underground train station were named in honour of Louis Lewin. In he travelled across the United States and came into possession of some mescal buttons, taken from the peyote cactus, pantastica used ritually by the native Mexican and North Americans.

Returning to Berlin inhe became an assistant at the pharmacological institute of the university, and in he was admitted to the medical faculty as Privatdozent. Kewpie marked it as to-read Nov 25, Return lwein Book Page.


Seems like an interesting book. After some introductory remarks, he outlines pharmacological tolerance. 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.

Consider, for example, the common practice of drinking diethyl ether. 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.


Of all the vignettes, that on alcohol is the best, illuminated by a profound historical perspective. Lists with This Book.

Mario rated it it was amazing Nov 29, This page was last edited on 3 Septemberat These classifications have of course changed and been renamed over the years since Lewin published the text. Phantastica Trade Paperback But don’t rely on my hallucinations: Otis rated it really liked it Jul 17, This plant was then new to science.

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Thrawol rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Lewin, a world-renowned pharmacologist and toxicologist, was fascinated by both, and Phantastica was the first book to bring scientific insights to phantastuca survey of the use of drugs around the world.