An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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LEWIN, Louis

5 entries
  • 2081

Die Nebenwirkungen der Arzneimittel.

Berlin: A. Hirschwald, 1881.

This was the first book of its kind. It deals with the borderline between the pharmacological and the toxicological action of drugs with the untoward or side-effects of all kinds of medicaments. For details regarding this book and its author, see D. I. Macht, Ann. med. Hist., 1931, 3, 179-94, which includes a bibliography of Lewin’s writings. English translation by W. T. Alexander, with the author’s revisions, as The incidental effects of drugs. A pharmacological and clinical hand-book (New York, 1882). Digital facsimile of the 1882 edition from the Internet Archive at this link. The revised and enlarged second edition was translated by J. J. Mulheron and more appropriately titled The untoward effects of drugs. A pharmcological and clinical manual (Detroit, 1883). Digital facsimile of the 1883 translation from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › Drug Side-Effects, TOXICOLOGY
  • 2116

Die Gifte in der Weltgeschichte.

Berlin: Julius Springer, 1920.

Lewin was a prolific writer, producing more than 200 books and papers. The above is perhaps his best work, and contains a history of poisonings from the most ancient times to the present century, enhanced by innumerable citations from ancient and modern literature.

Subjects: TOXICOLOGY › History of Toxicology
  • 13824

Die Kohlenoxydvergiftung. Ein Handbuch für Mediziner, Techniker und Unfallrichter.

Berlin: Julius Springer, 1920.

On carbon monoxide poisoning. Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.

  • 2117

Die Pfeilgifte, nach eigenen toxikologischen und ethnologischen Untersuchungen.

Leipzig: J. A. Barth, 1923.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY, TOXICOLOGY, TOXICOLOGY › History of Toxicology
  • 2086


Berlin: G. Stilke, 1924.

The classic of psychoactive drug classification. Lewin established the following categories: Euphorics, Phantastics, Inebriants, Hypnotics, and Excitants. English translation, 1931.