What are the origins of toxicology?

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Toxicology originated when early cave dwellers recognized poisonous plants and animals and used their extracts during hunting or warfare to gain an advantage over their targets. However, the earliest written records of poisons including hemlock, opium, arrow poisons, and certain metals, used in execution and assassinations, were produced in 1500 BC. However, it is believed that the first collections of text concerning toxicology, The Treatise on Poisons and Their Antidotes, written by Moses Maimonides in...
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