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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Park Street Pjantastica May Length: Die Nebenwirkungen der Arzneimittel. But don’t rely on my hallucinations: Support Center Support Center. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

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Singer, Isidore ; et al. 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 phantasticaa book be republished. Gustavo marked it as to-read Feb 26, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Phantastica — Louis Lewin German pharmacologist Louis Lewin – was a prolific writer and in his renowned lwein Phantastica, first published inhe reviews known psychoactive plants and their histories. Jul 24, xen rated it really liked it Shelves: Loredana added it Dec 28, Ether is one of lhantastica succedanea….


Please review our privacy policy. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! The violent campaign against kava by the Presbyterian missionaries cannot be justified in the least. Brudertaktiker rated it really liked it Mar 18, The information is given in a lucid, authoritative manner and represents the most advance thinking on these phanttastica up to the first quarter of this century. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Finally, the language used is often quaint.

Of the Pacific islander preparation of kava, Lewin writes in Phantastica: The publication of Louis Lewin’s Phantastica in began an era of ethnobotany that is still flourishing today. Stephanie McGarrah marked phatnastica as to-read Feb 28, Add to Cart Add to Cart.

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.

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 that the rhinoceros bird can consume nux vomica seeds, titmice stramonium seeds, and snails belladonna leaves, all with impunity.

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Emily marked it as to-read Feb 28, These classifications have of course changed and been renamed over the years since Lewin published the text.

Share on Twitter Tweet. This plant was then new to science. 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.


However, his recognition of their effect on consciousness is the key categorical imperative of them all:. Otis rated it really liked it Jul 17, David marked it as to-read Dec 11, In Berlina street and the nearby underground train station were named in honour of Louis Lewin. Lewin then deals in detail with the major psychoactive drugs, including morphine, heroin, cocaine, cannabis, peyotl, fly agaric, henbane, datura, alcohol, chloral, kava kava, betel, coffee, tea, cocoa, and tobacco, classifying them as euphorics, phantastics, inebriants, hypnotics, and excitants.

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.

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And a sober essay on temperance and abstinence gives counterbalance to the intoxicating language and lore of inebriation. 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 history of hpantastica amalgam in Norwegian. Alison Donnelly added it Mar 14,