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Science Documents on Absinthe

These are some of the most relevant scientific documents relating to the study of absinthe. They range from the earliest papers written by absinthe's polemicists, such as Dr. Valentin Magnan, right up to the modern work of Dr. Dirk Lachenmeier and others.

It should be noted that some of the older papers contain errors or mistaken calculations, sometimes based on the findings of still earlier, erroneous work. Much of this has been detailed and documented in the later pieces.

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1 Taxonomy of "Wormwoods" and related Artemisia Species Jan/02/2008 Gwydion Stone
2 The Life of an Anise-Flavored Alcoholic Beverage Nov/05/2007 Elke Scholten, Erik van der Linden,* and Herve This
3 Screening of Distilled Spirits for Thujone by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Oct/28/2007 TTB - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
4 Systematic Misinformation about Thujone in Pre-ban Absinthe May/31/2007 Dirk W. Lachenmeier and David Nathan-Maister
5 Behaviour of thujone during distillation Mar/29/2007 Dirk W Lachenmeier, Thomas Kuballa
6 AOAC Official Thujone Detection Method Jan/22/2007 Gwydion Stone
7 General misconceptions about the wormwood-flavoured spirit absinthe Jan/17/2007 Dirk W Lachenmeier
8 Absinthism: fictitious 19th century syndrome May/10/2006 Stephan A. Padosch, Dirk W. Lachenmeier and Lars U. Kroner
9 Absinthe: Attention Performance and Mood under the Influence of Thujone Jan/04/2004 A. DETTLING, et al.
10 EUROPEAN COMMISSION - Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Food on Thujone Dec/01/2002 European Commission Health & Consumer Protection Directorate-General
11 Myth, Reality and Absinthe - The Truth about Thujone Aug/31/2002 Ian Hutton
12 The Illness of Vincent van Gogh Apr/26/2002 Dietrich Blumer
13 Tourist in a taste lab - taste research Jul/01/2000 Patricia Gadsby
14 Absinthe and γ-aminobutyric acid receptors Apr/24/2000 Richard W. Olsen
15 α-Thujone: γ-Aminobutyric acid type A receptor modulation Jan/31/2000 Höld, et al.
16 Absinthe: what's your poison? Nov/29/1998 Strang, Arnold and Peters
17 Absinthe - W. Arnold, Scientific American May/31/1989 Wilfred Niels Arnold
18 Vincent van Gogh and the Thujone Connection Nov/24/1988 Wilfred Niels Arnold, PhD
19 Absinthium: a nineteenth-century drug of abuse May/12/1980 Donald D. Vogt
20 The Effects of Absinthe Oct/12/1906 Emma E. Walker, M.D.
21 Absinthe Nov/28/1869 Scientific American
22 ABSINTHE - American Journal of Pharmacy, 1868 Mar/04/1868 Anonymous