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Ten Drugs - by Thomas Hager (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 320

Genre: Science

Sub-Genre: History

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Author: Thomas Hager

Language: English

Street Date: March 5, 2019
TCIN: 54428035
UPC: 9781419734403
Item Number (DPCI): 248-85-0221

Description

Behind every landmark drug is a story. It could be an oddball researcher's genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical history, a new breakthrough technology, or an unexpected but welcome side effect discovered during clinical trials. Piece together these stories, as Thomas Hager does in this remarkable, century-spanning history, and you can trace the evolution of our culture and the practice of medicine.

​Beginning with opium, the "joy plant," which has been used for 10,000 years, Hager tells a captivating story of medicine. His subjects include the largely forgotten female pioneer who introduced smallpox inoculation to Britain, the infamous knockout drops, the first antibiotic, which saved countless lives, the first antipsychotic, which helped empty public mental hospitals, Viagra, statins, and the new frontier of monoclonal antibodies. This is a deep, wide-ranging, and wildly entertaining book.
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