Overview



The history of toxicology brims over with fascinating myths and legends, scientific milestones and innovations, and seminal documents. No more than a soupçon are covered here. From antiquity to the present day, toxicology has held us in its spell. Identifying hazardous agents, avoiding them, lessening their effects, and employing them for our own ends, all play significant roles in our daily lives and collective imagination. Much of the literature, and many of the images cited among the highlights here are within the holdings of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.



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  • History of Medicine — National Library of Medicine - Exhibitions, historical scholarship and images in medicine
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