Absinthism: a fictitious 19th century syndrome with present impact

  title={Absinthism: a fictitious 19th century syndrome with present impact},
  author={Stephan A. Padosch and Dirk W Lachenmeier and Lars U Kr{\"o}ner},
  journal={Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy},
  pages={14 - 14}
Absinthe, a bitter spirit containing wormwood (Artemisia absinthium L.), was banned at the beginning of the 20th century as consequence of its supposed unique adverse effects. After nearly century-long prohibition, absinthe has seen a resurgence after recent de-restriction in many European countries. This review provides information on the history of absinthe and one of its constituent, thujone. Medical and toxicological aspects experienced and discovered before the prohibition of absinthe are… CONTINUE READING
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