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Books on Toxicology

Books on Toxicology - Ancient to Modern



  • Traité des poisons, also called Toxicologie générale. by Mathieu Joseph Bonaventure Orfila (April 24, 1787 – March 12, 1853)
  • Paracelsus (born Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheimborn November 11 or December 17 1493 in Einsiedeln, Switzerland, died September 24, 1541 in Salzburg, Austria), sometimes called the "father" of toxicology. He was born to a chemist father in Switzerland in 1493 and contributed greatly to the fields of medicine and toxicology
  • Richard Mead was born today 1673, an English physician who wrote A Mechanical Account of Poisons in Several Essays, the first English-language book dedicated to poisonous animals and plants.
  • Moses Maimonides (March 30, 1135 - December 13, 1204), a Jewish rabbi, physician, and philosopher who wrote the famous Treatise on Poisons and Their Antidotes.






  • Translation of The Emerald Tablet - translation by Isaac Newton is found among his alchemical papers that are currently housed in King's College Library, Cambridge University
  • Another translation can be found in Theatrum Chemicum, Volume IV (1613), in Georg Beatus' Aureliae Occultae Philosophorum
  • Theatrum Chemicum ("Chemical Theatre"), is a compendium of early alchemical writings published in six volumes over the course of six decades. The first three volumes were published in 1602, while the final sixth volume was published in its entirety in 1661. Theatrum Chemicum remains the most comprehensive collective work on the subject of alchemy ever published in the Western world
  • A more directly related ancestor of Theatrum Chemicum was a publication by Johannes Petreius entitled "De Alchemia", a work which contained ten alchemical tracts, which was published in Nuremberg in 1541.
  • Theatrum Chemicum ("Chemical Theatre") - wikipedia
  •  Raymundus Lullus - Later he became a tertiary Franciscan and wrote treatises on Alchemy and botany
  • Abū Ḥāmed Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazālī (c. 1058 – 1111); (Arabic:ابو حامد محمد ابن محمد الغزالی), known as Al-Ghazali or Algazel to the Western medieval world, was a Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic of Persian descent. Others have cited his movement from science to faith as a detriment to Islamic scientific progress. Author of The Alchemy of Happiness (Kimiya-yi Sa'ādat (Persian: كيمياى سعادت‎), approximately 1105
  • Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim (September 14, 1486 - February 18, 1535) was a German magician, occult writer, theologian, astrologer, and alchemist.



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