9781402782640

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9781402782640

  • ISBN 10:

    1402782640

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 09/03/2013
  • Publisher: Sterling

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Summary

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 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.

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