Ten Drugs

Ten Drugs

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

Book - 2019
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"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."--Page [2] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781419734403
1419734407
Branch Call Number: 615.109 H1223T 2019
Characteristics: 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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