History of Toxicology and Environmental Health: Toxicology in Antiquity II
This volume, Toxicology in Antiquity II, continues to tell the story of the roots of toxicology in ancient times. Readers learn that before scientific research methods were developed, toxicology thrived as a very practical discipline. Toxicologists are particularly proud of the rich and storied history of their field and there are few resources available that cover the discipline from a historical perspective. People living in ancient civilizations readily learned to distinguish safe from hazardous substances, how to avoid these hazardous substances and how to use them to inflict harm on enemies. Volume II explores the use of poison as weapons in war and assassinations, early instances of air pollution, the use of hallucinogens and entheogens, and the role of the snake in ancient toxicology.
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3 Anthropogenic Air Pollution in Ancient Times
The Legal Framework The Nature of Poisons and Gender Stereotypes
5 Asclepius and the Snake as Toxicological Symbols in Ancient Greece and Rome
6 Drugs Suppositories and Cult Worship in Antiquity
Effects on the Eye
Toxic Cosmetics in the Roman World
9 Poisonous Medicine in Ancient China
Fact or Fantasy?
11 Mushroom Intoxication in Mesoamerica
12 Entheogens in Ancient Times
13 Entheogens Psychedelic Drugs and the Ancient Mystery Religions
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