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The Resource "It all depends on the dose" : poisons and medicines in European history, edited by Ole Peter Grell, Andrew Cunningham and Jon Arrizabalaga

"It all depends on the dose" : poisons and medicines in European history, edited by Ole Peter Grell, Andrew Cunningham and Jon Arrizabalaga

Label
"It all depends on the dose" : poisons and medicines in European history
Title
"It all depends on the dose"
Title remainder
poisons and medicines in European history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ole Peter Grell, Andrew Cunningham and Jon Arrizabalaga
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first volume to take a broad historical sweep of the close relation between medicines and poisons in the Western tradition, and their interconnectedness. They are like two ends of a spectrum, for the same natural material can be medicine or poison, depending on the dose, and poisons can be transformed into medicines, while medicines can turn out to be poisons. The book looks at important moments in the history of the relationship between poisons and medicines in European history, from Roman times, with the Greek physician Galen, through the Renaissance and the maverick physician Paracelsus, to the present, when poisons are actively being turned into beneficial medicines
Member of
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
Dewey number
615.9094
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1238
LC item number
.I83 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
QV 600
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grell, Ole Peter
  • Cunningham, Andrew
  • Arrizabalaga, Jon
  • ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
The history of medicine in context
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drugs
  • Poisons
  • Drugs
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations
  • Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
  • Europe
Label
"It all depends on the dose" : poisons and medicines in European history, edited by Ole Peter Grell, Andrew Cunningham and Jon Arrizabalaga
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mining for poison in a devout heart: Dissective practices and poisoning in late medieval Europe
  • Fernando Salmon
  • 4.
  • Pestis Manufacta: Plague, poisons and fear in mid-fourteenth-century Europe
  • Jon Arrizabalaga
  • 5.
  • Alchemy, potency, imagination: Paracelsus's theories of poison
  • Georgiana D. Hedesan
  • 6.
  • Martin Luther on the poison of sexual abstinence and the poison of the pox: From Galen to Paracelsus
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Ole Peter Grell
  • 7.
  • Poisoning as politics: The Italian Renaissance courts
  • Alessandro Pastore
  • 8.
  • Gender, poison, and antidotes in early modern Europe
  • Alisha Rankin
  • 9.
  • Mateu Orfila (1787--1853) and nineteenth-century toxicology
  • Jose Ramon Bertomeu-Sanchez
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Mercury: "One of the Most Valuable Drugs We Have" (1937)
  • Andrew Cunningham
  • 11.
  • Collateral benefits: Ergot, botulism, Salmonella and their therapeutic applications since 1800
  • Anne Hardy
  • 12.
  • It does all depend on the dose. Understanding beneficial and adverse drug effects since 1864: Clinical and experimental attitudes to the Law of Mass Action and concentration-effect curves
  • Robin E. Ferner
  • Poisons in the historic medicine cabinet
  • Toine Pieters
  • 2.
  • "First Behead Your Viper": Acquiring knowledge in Galen's poison stories
  • Helen King
  • 3.
Control code
MSTDDA5391381
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 244 pages.):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315521084
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
"It all depends on the dose" : poisons and medicines in European history, edited by Ole Peter Grell, Andrew Cunningham and Jon Arrizabalaga
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mining for poison in a devout heart: Dissective practices and poisoning in late medieval Europe
  • Fernando Salmon
  • 4.
  • Pestis Manufacta: Plague, poisons and fear in mid-fourteenth-century Europe
  • Jon Arrizabalaga
  • 5.
  • Alchemy, potency, imagination: Paracelsus's theories of poison
  • Georgiana D. Hedesan
  • 6.
  • Martin Luther on the poison of sexual abstinence and the poison of the pox: From Galen to Paracelsus
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Ole Peter Grell
  • 7.
  • Poisoning as politics: The Italian Renaissance courts
  • Alessandro Pastore
  • 8.
  • Gender, poison, and antidotes in early modern Europe
  • Alisha Rankin
  • 9.
  • Mateu Orfila (1787--1853) and nineteenth-century toxicology
  • Jose Ramon Bertomeu-Sanchez
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Mercury: "One of the Most Valuable Drugs We Have" (1937)
  • Andrew Cunningham
  • 11.
  • Collateral benefits: Ergot, botulism, Salmonella and their therapeutic applications since 1800
  • Anne Hardy
  • 12.
  • It does all depend on the dose. Understanding beneficial and adverse drug effects since 1864: Clinical and experimental attitudes to the Law of Mass Action and concentration-effect curves
  • Robin E. Ferner
  • Poisons in the historic medicine cabinet
  • Toine Pieters
  • 2.
  • "First Behead Your Viper": Acquiring knowledge in Galen's poison stories
  • Helen King
  • 3.
Control code
MSTDDA5391381
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 244 pages.):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315521084
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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