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By Philip Wexler

Toxicology in Antiquity is the 1st in a sequence of brief structure works masking key accomplishments, scientists, and occasions within the extensive box of toxicology, together with environmental health and wellbeing and chemical defense. this primary quantity units the tone for the sequence and begins on the very starting, traditionally conversing, with a glance at toxicology in precedent days. The e-book explains that ahead of medical learn equipment have been constructed, toxicology thrived as a really sensible self-discipline. humans residing in historical civilizations effectively realized to differentiate secure components from unsafe ones, tips to steer clear of those damaging components, and the way to take advantage of them to inflict damage on enemies. It additionally describes students who compiled compendia of poisonous agents.

  • Provides the historic heritage for figuring out glossy toxicology
  • Illustrates the methods old civilizations realized to differentiate secure from dangerous ingredients, find out how to steer clear of the damaging ingredients and the way to exploit them opposed to enemies
  • Details students who compiled compendia of poisonous agents

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I made him vomit and after he had purged his stomach sufficiently, I gave him one dram of theriac and he was cured” [16]. Theriac is mentioned in the twelfth-century story of Tristan and Isolt. Poisoned by a dragon, Tristan receives care from Isolt: “She felt his body and found that he was still alive; she made him drink some theriac and took such care of him that all of his swelling went down and he was cured and restored to his beauty” [17]. Thanks to the mystique of legend and magic, theriac usage was widespread in the Middle Ages, notably for curing plague.

De dosi tyriacalium medicinarum, vol. 3. Barcelona: Publications de la Universitat de Barcelona; 1985. p. 58À60, 68À70. [13] Ordronaux J. ). Regimen sanitatis salerni. Scuola medica salernitana. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott; 1870. [14] Grant E, editor. A source book in medieval science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press; 1974. pp. 110. [15] McVaugh MR. Theriac at Montpellier, 1285À1325 (with an edition of the “Questiones de tyriaca” of William of Brescia). Sudhoffs Arch 1972;56(2):113À44.

4] Totelin L. Mithradates’ antidote—a pharmacological ghost. Early Sci Med 2004;9:1À19. [5] Rigsby K. Provincia Asia. Trans Am Philol Assoc 1988;118:123À53. 34 History of Toxicology and Environmental Health [6] Cilliers L, Retief F. Poisons, poisonings and the drug trade in ancient Rome. Akroterion 2000;45:88À100. [7] Zammit-Maempel G. Handbills extolling the virtues of fossil sharks’ teeth. J Maltese Stud 1978;7:211À24. [8] Nappi C. Bolatu’s pharmacy: theriac in early modern China. Early Sci Med 2008.

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