Toxicology in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • Release Date : 13 March 2017
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Genre : Medical
  • Pages : 192 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128095591
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Download or read book entitled Toxicology in the Middle Ages and Renaissance by author: Philip Wexler which was release on 13 March 2017 and published by Academic Press with total page 192 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Toxicology in the Middle Ages and Renaissance provides an authoritative and fascinating exploration into the use of toxins and poisons in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Part of the History of Toxicology and Environmental Health series, this volume is a follow-up, chronologically, to the first two volumes which explored toxicology in antiquity. The book approximately covers the 1100s through the 1600s, delving into different aspects of toxicology, such as the contributions of scientific scholars of the time, sensational poisoners and poisoning cases, as well as myths. Historical figures, such as the Borgias and Catherine de Medici are discussed. Toxicologists, students, medical researchers, and those interested in the history of science will find insightful and relevant material in this volume. Provides the historical background for understanding modern toxicology Illustrates the ways previous civilizations learned to distinguish safe from hazardous substances, how to avoid them, and how to use them against enemies Explores the way famous historical figures used toxins