It All Depends on the Dose: Poisons and Medicines in European History

It All Depends on the Dose: Poisons and Medicines in European History

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ISBN-13: 9781315521077
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/11/2018
Series: History of Medicine in Context
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 244
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ole Peter Grell is Professor in Early Modern History at The Open University, U.K.

Andrew Cunningham was formerly Senior Research Fellow at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Jon Arrizabalaga is Research Professor in History of Science at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Institución Milà i Fontanals, Barcelona, Spain.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Deadly Medicine

[Andrew Cunningham]

1. Poisons in the Historic Medicine Cabinet

[Toine Pieters]

2. "First Behead Your Viper": Acquiring Knowledge in Galen's Poison Stories

[Helen King]

3. Mining for Poison in a Devout Heart: Dissective Practices and Poisoning in Late Medieval Europe

[Montserrat Cabré and Fernando Salmón]

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

[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

[José Ramón Bertomeu-Sánchez]

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. Does It 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

[Jeffrey K. Aronson and Robin E. Ferner]

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