Schmiedeberg, Oswald


1838–1921 Russian‐born Germanpharmacologist who established experimental pharmacology as a biological science and brought worldwide recognition to this discipline.

Keywords: Buchheim; pharmacology; toxicology; drug antagonism; Amanita muscaria

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Oswald Schmeideberg (1838–1921). (From the Archiv der DGPT.)


Further Reading

Schmiedeberg O (1883) Grundriss der Arzneimittellehre. Leipzig: Vogel.[3 editions]

Schmiedeberg O (1902) Grundriss der Pharmakologie in Bezug auf Arzneimittellehre und Toxikologie. Leipzig: Vogel.[4th edn of the preceding book]

Schmiedeberg O (1873–1921) Founding member and co‐editor of Archiv für experimentelle Pathologie und Pharmakologie, vols 1–90. Leipzig: Vogel.

Holmstedt B and Liljestrand G (1963) Oswald Schmiedeberg. In: Readings in Pharmacology, 80–87. New York: Macmillan.

Koch‐Weser J and Schechter PJ (1978) Schmiedeberg in Strassburg 1872–1918: The making of modern pharmacology. Life Sciences 22: 1361–1372.

Kuschinsky G (1968) The influence of Dorpat on the emergence of pharmacology as a distinct discipline. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 23: 258–271.

Meyer HH (1921) Schmiedebergs Werk. Archiv für experimentelle Pathologie und Pharmakologie 92: I–XVII.

Muscholl E (1995) The evolution of experimental pharmacology as a biological science: the pioneering work of Buchheim and Schmiedeberg. British Journal of Pharmacology 116: 2155–2159.

Naunyn B (1921) Oswald Schmiedeberg †. Archiv für experimentelle Pathologie und Pharmakologie 90: I–VII.

Starke K (1998) A history of Naunyn‐Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology. Naunyn‐Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology 358: 1–109.

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Muscholl, E(Apr 2001) Schmiedeberg, Oswald. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003617]