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

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

Michael C. Gerald

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ISBN : 9781402782640
Hardcover
528 pages
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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 in the hugely popular Milestones series looks at 250 of the most importantMoreThroughout history, humans everywhere have searched for remedies to heal our bodies and minds. Covering everything from ancient herbs to cutting-edge chemicals, this book in the hugely popular Milestones series looks at 250 of the most important moments in the development of life-altering, life-saving, 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.