A history of nebulization.

  title={A history of nebulization.},
  author={J. F. Dessanges},
  journal={Journal of aerosol medicine : the official journal of the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine},
  volume={14 1},
  • J. F. Dessanges
  • Published 2001 in
    Journal of aerosol medicine : the official…
The simplest and most natural route of drug delivery to the lungs is the inhaled one. From the historical and medical point of view, it was a Greek, Pedanus Discorides, the father of the science of pharmacy, who, during the first century prescribed inhaled fumigation. Pipes were also used to inhale hallucinogenic substances. All shamans knew the psychotropic effects of poisonous plants such as Datura stramonium, especially Red Indians, in their peace calumets; but Indians of Madras used… CONTINUE READING