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The Drug Book: From Arsenic to Xanax, 250 Milestones in the History of Drugs

Author: Michael C. Gerald.

The Drug Book: From Arsenic to Xanax, 250 Milestones in the History of Drugs

Author: Michael C. Gerald.

$29.95 $7.98
Item #: D32587
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Publication Date: 2013
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781402782640
Throughout history, humans everywhere have searched for remedies to heal our bodies and minds. Covering everything from ancient herbs to cutting-edge chemicals, this book looks at 250 of the most important moments in the development of life-altering and sometimes life-endangering pharmaceuticals. Illustrated entries feature ancient drugs like alcohol, opium,... More
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Throughout history, humans everywhere have searched for remedies to heal our bodies and minds. Covering everything from ancient herbs to cutting-edge chemicals, this book looks at 250 of the most important moments in the development of life-altering and sometimes life-endangering pharmaceuticals. Illustrated entries feature ancient drugs like alcohol, opium, and hemlock; the smallpox and the polio vaccines; homeopathic cures; and controversial medical treatments like ether, amphetamines, and Xanax—while shining a light on the scientists, doctors, and companies who brought them to us.


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