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Accidental Medical Discoveries : How Tenacity and Pure Dumb Luck Changed the World (Paperback) (M.D.

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Many of the world’s most important and life-saving devices and techniques were often discovered purely by accident. Serendipity, timing, and luck played a part in the discovery of unintentional cures and breakthroughs:

A plastic shard in an RAF pilot’s eye leads to the use of plastic for the implantable lens.
The inability to remove a titanium chamber from rabbit’s bone leads to dental implants.
Viagra was discovered by a group of chemists, working in the lab to find a new drug to alleviate the pain of angina pectoris.
A stretch of five weeks of unusually warm weather in 1928 played a role in assisting Dr. Alexander Fleming in his analysis of bacterial growth and the discovery of penicillin.After studying the effects of the venom injected by the bite of a deadly pit viper snake, chemists developed a groundbreaking drug that works to control blood pressure.

Accidental Medical Discoveries is an entertaining and enlightening look at the creation of 25 medical inventions that have changed the world – unintentionally. The book is presented in a lively and engaging way, and will appeal to a wide variety of readers, from history buffs to trivia fanatics to those in the medical profession.
Number of Pages: 248
Genre: Science, Medical
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Two Rivers Distribution
Author: M.D. Robert W. Winters
Language: English
Street Date: November 22, 2016
TCIN: 51411538
UPC: 9781510712461
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-9152
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