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dc.contributor.editorGrell, Ole Peter
dc.contributor.editorCunningham, Andrew
dc.contributor.editorArrizabalaga, Jon
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2018-07-09 23:55
dc.date.submitted2019-10-17 15:01:44
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:36:38Z
dc.identifier1000224
dc.identifierOCN: 1051779888
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29720
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/36312
dc.description.abstractThis 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine
dc.subject.otherMedicines
dc.subject.otherpoisons
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.titleIt All Depends on the Dose
dc.title.alternativePoisons and Medicines in European History
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfa69b019-f4ee-4979-8d42-c6b6c476b5f0
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameTaylor & Francis
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://www.taylorandfrancis.com/
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 5 Alchemy, potency, imagination
oapen.relation.isbn9781315521084; 9781315521091
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages258


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  • Hedesan, Georgiana D. (2018)
    A case in point is Paracelsus’s view of poisons, which have a richness that has not been captured in previous scholarship. Most scholars only touched on the subject of poison and did not fully reflect on the complexity ...