Louis Lewin (born in Tuchel, West Prussia, 9 November 1850; died 1 December 1929 in Berlin) was a German pharmacologist. In 1887 he received his first sample of the Peyote cactus from Dallas, Texas-based physician Joseph Raleigh Briggs (1851-1907), and later published the first methodical analysis it, causing a variant to be named Anhalonium lewinii in his honor. Lewin received his education at the gymnasium and the University of Berlin (M.D. 1876). The two years following his graduation he spent at Munich, in the laboratories of von Voit and Pettenkofer. Returning to Berlin in 1878, he became an assistant at the pharmacological institute of the university, and in 1881 he was admitted to the medical faculty as Privatdozent. In 1897 he was finally appointed professor.

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  • Louis Lewin, bis 1876 Levi Levinstein (* 9. November 1850 in Tuchel, Westpreußen; † 1. Dezember 1929 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Arzt, Pharmakologe, Toxikologe und Autor. Er ist der Begründer der Industrietoxikologie und modernen Suchtmittelforschung. (de)
  • Louis Lewin (né le 9 novembre 1850 à Tuchel ; mort le 1er décembre 1929 à Berlin) était un pharmacologue allemand qui travaillait sur les substances psychédéliques et les produits psychotropes. Son travail est à l'origine de la toxicologie moderne. (fr)
  • Louis Lewin (ur. 9 listopada 1850 w Tucholi, zm. 1 grudnia 1929 w Berlinie) – niemiecki lekarz, farmakolog i toksykolog. Profesor Uniwersytetu w Berlinie, twórca klasyfikacji roślin i substancji psychoaktywnych, autor wielu publikacji naukowych. W jego klasyfikacji substancje psychoaktywne dzieliły się na: * Inebriantia (substancje odurzające np. alkohol) * Exitantia (substancje stymulujące np. amfetamina) * Euphorica (substancje uspokajające np. heroina) * Hypnotica (substancje nasenne) * Phantastica (substancje halucynogenne np. meskalina) W medycynie homeopatycznej roztwór meskaliny o potencji C30 nazywany został Anhalonium Lewinii, ponieważ Lewin jako pierwszy prowadził systematyczne badania naukowe nad pejotlem. W berlińskiej dzielnicy Hellersdorf jego imieniem nazwano jedną z ulic i stację metra linii U5. (pl)
  • Louis Lewin (born in Tuchel, West Prussia, 9 November 1850; died 1 December 1929 in Berlin) was a German pharmacologist. In 1887 he received his first sample of the Peyote cactus from Dallas, Texas-based physician Joseph Raleigh Briggs (1851-1907), and later published the first methodical analysis it, causing a variant to be named Anhalonium lewinii in his honor. Lewin received his education at the gymnasium and the University of Berlin (M.D. 1876). The two years following his graduation he spent at Munich, in the laboratories of von Voit and Pettenkofer. Returning to Berlin in 1878, he became an assistant at the pharmacological institute of the university, and in 1881 he was admitted to the medical faculty as Privatdozent. In 1897 he was finally appointed professor. Louis Lewin's book "Die Nebenwirkungen der Arzneimittel" (1881) deals with the borderline between the pharmacological and the toxicological action of drugs with the untoward or side-effects of all kinds of medicaments. It was the first book of its kind. Another of his important books was "Phantastica" (1924), which began an era of ethnobotany that continues to the present day. Lewin mentioned in his book "Gifte und Vergiftungen" (1929) the causal connection between dental amalgam fillings and illness. One of his famous patients were the well-known chemistry professor Alfred Stock (1876-1946), who suffered from mercury poisoning due to occupational exposure. Lewin informed him also about mercury exposure from dental amalgams. In 1926 in an article in Zeitschrift für Angewandte Chemie (Journal of Applied Chemistry), Stock claimed that released mercury from amalgam fillings caused poisoning and demanded the consumption stopped. This triggered a sharp and intense debate in Germany. In Berlin, a street and the nearby underground train station were named in honour of Louis Lewin. (en)
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  • Louis Lewin, bis 1876 Levi Levinstein (* 9. November 1850 in Tuchel, Westpreußen; † 1. Dezember 1929 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Arzt, Pharmakologe, Toxikologe und Autor. Er ist der Begründer der Industrietoxikologie und modernen Suchtmittelforschung. (de)
  • Louis Lewin (né le 9 novembre 1850 à Tuchel ; mort le 1er décembre 1929 à Berlin) était un pharmacologue allemand qui travaillait sur les substances psychédéliques et les produits psychotropes. Son travail est à l'origine de la toxicologie moderne. (fr)
  • Louis Lewin (born in Tuchel, West Prussia, 9 November 1850; died 1 December 1929 in Berlin) was a German pharmacologist. In 1887 he received his first sample of the Peyote cactus from Dallas, Texas-based physician Joseph Raleigh Briggs (1851-1907), and later published the first methodical analysis it, causing a variant to be named Anhalonium lewinii in his honor. Lewin received his education at the gymnasium and the University of Berlin (M.D. 1876). The two years following his graduation he spent at Munich, in the laboratories of von Voit and Pettenkofer. Returning to Berlin in 1878, he became an assistant at the pharmacological institute of the university, and in 1881 he was admitted to the medical faculty as Privatdozent. In 1897 he was finally appointed professor. (en)
  • Louis Lewin (ur. 9 listopada 1850 w Tucholi, zm. 1 grudnia 1929 w Berlinie) – niemiecki lekarz, farmakolog i toksykolog. Profesor Uniwersytetu w Berlinie, twórca klasyfikacji roślin i substancji psychoaktywnych, autor wielu publikacji naukowych. W jego klasyfikacji substancje psychoaktywne dzieliły się na: * Inebriantia (substancje odurzające np. alkohol) * Exitantia (substancje stymulujące np. amfetamina) * Euphorica (substancje uspokajające np. heroina) * Hypnotica (substancje nasenne) * Phantastica (substancje halucynogenne np. meskalina) (pl)
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