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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Announcements and contributions that have come in via the Psychedelic Press house Louis Lewin pronounced Leveenwhom some have called the father of toxicology, died in Decemberaged It bears witness to the gross ignorance of missionaries, who have made many a mistake elsewhere.

Phantastica: A Classic Survey on the Use and Abuse of Mind-Altering Plants by Louis Lewin

Log in to Reply. Books by Louis Lewin. August Hirschwald Verlag, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And he left a legacy of phantatsica journal publications and several monographs on toxicological, forensic, ethnographic, pharmacological, and historical topics.

Phantastica by Louis Lewin

Share on Twitter Tweet. Bianca rated it it was amazing Apr 18, The word phantastica comes from a Greek word meaning to shine, and that’s what Lewin does here.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. The latter includes harmine, harmaline and harmalol that function as monoamine oxidase inhibitors found in the seeds of Peganum harmala Harmal or Syrian Rue.


Jul 24, xen rated it really liked it Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: 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.

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.

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Jeff Aronsonreader in clinical pharmacology, Oxford jeffrey. Ether is one of these succedanea…. Reblogged this on edischwager and commented: Despite the times, when next to nothing was known about drug action, Lewin shows remarkable maturity for someone who had access to the full range of exotic substances. Devi marked it as to-read Apr 16, Of the Pacific islander preparation of kava, Lewin writes in Phantastica: Allan Cronin marked it as to-read Sep 03, WordPress spam blocked by CleanTalk.

Margaux marked it as to-read Feb 26, 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.

Arthur Heffter isolated numerous alkaloids from peyote including mescaline, the psychoactive ingredient in the cactus. This review is written from the Park Street Press edition, In this way he began the era of ethnobotany.



Isabella Riegler rated it really liked it Dec 12, Preview — Phantastica by Louis Lewin. Journal List BMJ v.

Of all the vignettes, that on alcohol is the best, illuminated by a profound historical perspective. Mark marked it as to-read Sep 15, As the first investigator, both toxicological and anthropological, of Piper methysticumphantasticca details the nature of the plant, how kava kava is prepared and drunk, its effects, phanastica its active ingredients.

But Lewin’s most accessible book is Phantasticain which he describes a wide range of what we nowadays call recreational drugs.

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John marked it as to-read Jun 19, Most of them are sad testaments to cruel and unhealthy environments that thankfully are nearly unimaginable today. Consider, for example, the common practice of drinking diethyl ether.

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