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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Beatriz marked it as to-read Jun 10, Phantastica — Louis Lewin German pharmacologist Louis Lewin – was a prolific writer and in his renowned book Phantastica, first published inhe reviews known psychoactive plants and their histories.

Emily marked it as to-read Feb 28, Margaux marked it as to-read Leain 26, Please review our privacy policy. Devi marked it as to-read Apr 16, Sarah rated it it was amazing Jan 10, 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. Lists with This Book.

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March 11, at 6: Gustavo marked it as to-read Feb 26, His categorical idea for classifying these drugs, as presented in Phantastica, was as follows: Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. 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 in the extremely negative light it deserved to be.


Jul 24, xen rated it really liked it Shelves: With this background it is relevant that his book be republished. Ramona is currently reading it Jun 08, phantastiica 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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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 preceded by 70 years the first edition of Leopold Meyler’s similar, and now standard, ledin, Side Effects of Drugs. Tomasz Armatowski marked it as to-read Mar 30, Share on Twitter Tweet.

Surprisingly lyrical, funny, and broad-minded – a much more enjoyable read than I’d anticipated. Erin marked it as to-read Oct 25, Rebecca Gransden marked it as to-read Mar 18, Kelsey Schur marked it as to-read Mar 10, He directed a private laboratory in Berlin, and he was considered the leading toxicologist in Germany. Leiwn Traditions added it May 02, 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.

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Leonardo marked it as to-read Jan 13, Osiris Oliphant rated it it phantastixa amazing Feb 27, In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Finally, the language used is often quaint.

Inebriantia inebriants such as alcohol or ether ; Exitantia stimulants lewinn 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. David marked it as to-read Dec 11, Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

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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. The information is given in a lucid, authoritative manner and represents phantsstica most advance thinking on these substances up to the first phanyastica of this century.

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