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Dark Remedy: The Impact of Thalidomide and Its Revival As a Vital Medicine

ISBN: 9780738205908 | 0738205907
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: BASIC BOOKS
Pub. Date: 12/1/2001

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In this riveting medical detective story, Trent Stephens and Rock Brynner recount the history of thalidomide, from the epidemic of birth defects in the 1960's to the present day, as scientists work to create and test an alternative drug that captures thalidomide's curative properties without its cruel side effects. A parable about compassion-and the absence of it-Dark Remedy is a gripping account of thalidomide's extraordinary impact on the lives of individuals and nations over half a century.


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