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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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

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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 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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Covering everything from ancient herbs to cutting-edge chemicals, this new volume in the popular Milestones series looks at 250 crucial moments in the development of life-altering, life-saving, and sometimes life-endangering drugs. Describing the discovery and chemistry of drugs like alcohol, opium, hemlock, the smallpox vaccine, Xanax, and AZT, this lush edition also features the scientists, doctors, and companies who brought them to us.

About the Author

Michael C. Gerald, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut and has served as Dean of the school. He was previously a professor of pharmacology and Associate Dean at the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University and a consultant to the World Health Organization in Geneva. A member of the Board of Directors of the Patient Access Network Foundation, he has authored more than 100 publications and five books, including The Poisonous Pen of Agatha Christie (University of Texas Press) and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Prescription Drugs (Alpha). He lives in Storrs Mansfield, CT.

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ISBN:
9781402782640
Author:
Gerald, Michael C
Publisher:
Sterling
Author:
Gerald, Michael C.
Subject:
Pharmacology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Pharmacology
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Sterling Milestones
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.44 x 7.31 in

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Covering everything from ancient herbs to cutting-edge chemicals, this new volume in the popular Milestones series looks at 250 crucial moments in the development of life-altering, life-saving, and sometimes life-endangering drugs. Describing the discovery and chemistry of drugs like alcohol, opium, hemlock, the smallpox vaccine, Xanax, and AZT, this lush edition also features the scientists, doctors, and companies who brought them to us.
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