History of Toxicology and Environmental Health
  • Release Date : 22 May 2014
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Categories : Medical
  • Pages : 154 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128004630
  • ISBN 10 : 0128004630
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Synopsis : History of Toxicology and Environmental Health written by Philip Wexler, published by Academic Press which was released on 22 May 2014. Download History of Toxicology and Environmental Health Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Toxicology in Antiquity is the first in a series of short format works covering key accomplishments, scientists, and events in the broad field of toxicology, including environmental health and chemical safety. This first volume sets the tone for the series and starts at the very beginning, historically speaking, with a look at toxicology in ancient times. The book explains that before scientific research methods were developed, toxicology thrived as a very practical discipline. People living in ancient civilizations readily learned to distinguish safe substances from hazardous ones, how to avoid these hazardous substances, and how to use them to inflict harm on enemies. It also describes scholars who compiled compendia of toxic agents. Provides the historical background for understanding modern toxicology Illustrates the ways ancient civilizations learned to distinguish safe from hazardous substances, how to avoid the hazardous substances and how to use them against enemies Details scholars who compiled compendia of toxic agents