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Norman Sapeika

Norman Sapeika, Jewish South African pharmacologist (Oudtshoorn, Cape Province 17 January 1909 - ?)

From Lithuanian father and Polish mother 


Actions and uses of drugs (book)

With E.R. Kaplan. Effect of the antiepileptic drug sodium valproate on induction of hepatic microsomal P450. Res. Comm. Chem. Path. Pharmacol. 10:767-8, 1975

With J.H. Holmes & H. Zwarenstein. Effects of anti-obesity drugs on lipase activity in vitro. Res. Commun. Chem. Path. Pharmacol. 10:735, 1975

Drugs in obesity. S. Afr. Med. J. 48:2027-30, 1974

The toxicity of foods of natural origin. Trans R. Soc. S. Afr. 41:1-17, 1974

With E.L. Stephens. Clitocybe africana. S. Afr. J. Med. 39:749-50, 1965

With C.J. uys & D. McKenzie. The cape death cup (Amanita capensis), an experimental investigation. S. Afr. J. Lab. Clin. Med. 6:12-20, 1960

The excretion of drugs, pesticides and radionuclides in milk. S. Afr. Med. J. 33:818-20, 1959

Radiographic use of lead EDTA in man. Brit. Med. J. 2:167-9, 1955

Actions of lead EDTA complex. Arch. Internat. Pharmacodynam. 101:488-94, 1955

Antagonism of digitalis action by EDTA. Arch. Intern. Pharmacodin. 97:373-8, 1954

The Senecio alkaloids. S. Afr. Med. J. 26:485, 1952

The action of venenatin, a glycoside from Acokanthera venenata. S. Afr. J. Med. Sci. 14:87-8, 1949

The actions of rubellin and prorubellidin (in comparison with transvaalin) 1949

Mussel poisoning. S. Afr. Med. J. 22:337, 1948

Adrenal cortex and arterial hypertension. Arch. Intern. Med. 82(3):263-309, 1948

With L. Berk. Determination of circulation time: unsuitability of papaverine. Am Heart J. 30:365-6, 1945

The action of rubellin, a glycoside from Ursinea rubella. S. Afr. J. Med. Sci. 9:31-2, 1944

Fatal human poisoning from plants in Southern Africa. Clin. Proceed. 3:264-71, 1944

Gonadotrophs action of desoxycorticosterone acetate in Xenopus laevis S. Afr. J. Med. Sciences (1942)

Weather changes and eclampsia. J. Obst. Gynaec. Brit. Emp. 53;461, 1941

Pharmacological actions of Adenium oleifolium S. Afr. J. Med. Science (1941)

With H.A. Shapiro & M.H. Finlayson. Pharmacological actions of the venom of Lairodectus indistinctus. S. Afr. J. Med. Sci. 4;1017, 1939

The excretion of drugs in human milk: a review. J. Obst. Gynaec. Brit. Emp. 54:426-31, 1937

With J.W.C. Gunn. The biological assay of digitalis preparations: potency corresponding to mortality of frogs (Xenopus laevis). S. Afr. J. Med. Sci. 1:191-2, 1936

The pharmacological actions of plants of the genera Cotyledon and Crassula. N.O. Crassulaceae. Arch. Intern. Pharm. Ther. LIV:307-28, 1936

The toxicity of certain alcohols to Xenopus laevis. Arch. Int. Pharmacodyn. 50:296-7, 1935

The responses of the batrachians alimentary canal to autonomic drugs: Xenopus laevis (South African clawed toad) – acetylcholine. Arch. Int. Pharmacodyn. 49:115-7, 1934


Marquis Who’s Who in the World (1978-9)

The International Who’s Who, Europa Publications Limited (1974)