Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine

March 5, 2019|
Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine
$17.59 
$22.00 save 20%
Kobo ebook
Available for download

about

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.

Title:Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:March 5, 2019
Publisher:ABRAMS
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781683355311

Recently Viewed
|