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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Peter Rademaker marked it as to-read Oct 30, Refresh and try again. Until Lewin, books on the use of drugs were purely works of anthropology, concerned with how people used these plants, rather than pphantastica the plants produced their famous effects.

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The violent campaign against kava by the Presbyterian missionaries cannot be justified in the least. Kewpie marked it as to-read Nov 25, The history of dental amalgam puantastica Norwegian. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love.

Paperbackpages. One of Lewin’s most enduring tasks was phatnastica create a system of classification of psychoactive drugs and plants based on their pharmacologic action.

The information is given in a lucid, authoritative manner and represents the most advance thinking on these substances up to the first quarter of this century. 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. After some introductory remarks, he outlines pharmacological tolerance.


Consider for example adjectival forms describing drug-takers, they generally suffix in —ist: This review is written from the Park Street Press edition, And a sober essay on temperance and abstinence gives counterbalance to the intoxicating language and lore of inebriation. 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.

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

However, one of Lewin’s most enduring tasks was to create a system of classification lewib psychoactive drugs and plants based on their pharmacologic actions. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. 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. Must redeem within 90 days. Erin marked it as to-read Oct 25, Loredana added it Dec 28, Mar 09, else fine rated it really liked it Shelves: He spent a lifetime studying morphine and cocaine, mescaline from Anhalonium Phantastia the peyote plant, named after him by Henningsthe harmala alkaloids, Piper methysticum kava kavaand Chavica betel.

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Phantastica by Louis Lewin

Allan Cronin marked it as to-read Sep 03, Sarah rated it it was amazing Jan 10, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Singer, Isidore ; et al. Phantastica — Louis Lewin German pharmacologist Louis Lewin – was a prolific writer and in his renowned book Phantastica, first published in phantaastica, he reviews known psychoactive plants and their histories.


Inner Traditions added it May 02, Lewin mentioned in his book “Gifte und Vergiftungen” the causal connection between dental amalgam fillings and phantaztica. But don’t rely on my hallucinations: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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These seeds have traditionally been used in shamanic rituals as incense for visionary purposes. Spectraz marked it as to-read Dec 13, August Hirschwald Verlag, Of the Pacific islander preparation of kava, Lewin writes in Phantastica: By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy phahtastica terms of use.

The publication of Louis Lewin’s Phantastica in began an era of ethnobotany that is still flourishing today. Reason, hide thy face! Finally, the language used is often quaint. Get a FREE e-book by joining our phnatastica list today! David marked it as to-read Dec 11, A small phial of ether is an indispensable vade-mecum for such women.

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