Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine

Ten Drugs How Plants Powders and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine Behind every landmark drug is a story It could be an oddball researcher s genius insight a catalyzing moment in geopolitical history a new breakthrough technology or an unexpected but welcome side

  • Title: Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine
  • Author: Thomas Hager
  • ISBN: 1419734407
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Behind every landmark drug is a story It could be an oddball researcher s genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical history, a new breakthrough technology, or an unexpected but welcome side effect discovered during clinical trials Piece together these stories, as Thomas Hager does in this remarkable, century spanning history, and you can trace the evolution of Behind every landmark drug is a story It could be an oddball researcher s genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical history, a new breakthrough technology, or an unexpected but welcome side effect discovered during clinical trials Piece together these stories, as Thomas Hager does in this remarkable, century spanning history, and you can trace the evolution of our culture and the practice of medicine Beginning with opium, the joy plant, which has been used for 10,000 years, Hager tells a captivating story of medicine His subjects include the largely forgotten female pioneer who introduced smallpox inoculation to Britain, the infamous knockout drops, the first antibiotic, which saved countless lives, the first antipsychotic, which helped empty public mental hospitals, Viagra, statins, and the new frontier of monoclonal antibodies This is a deep, wide ranging, and wildly entertaining book Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 304 pages Expected publication March 5th 2019 by Abrams Press More Details ISBN 1419734407 ISBN13 9781419734403 Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Ten Drugs How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine by Thomas Hager Author Re

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      Author of six books of nonfiction about the ways in which science and technology change people s lives.

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    • NOTE I received a copy of this book from NetGalley This review is my honest opinion of the book.Ten Drugs is an entertaining, yet informative look at a number of drugs that have shaped medical history and today s world This isn t a scholarly history of the pharmaceutical industry, but rather a collection of chapters about a variety of drugs that have shaped medical history This book is a nicely written and fascinating introduction to the history of drug discovery and medicine, as well as p NOTE [...]


    • A wonderful book on drugs and their impact on societyI had read Alchemy of Air by Thomas Hager and so I had high expectations for 10 Drugs and I wasn t the least bit disappointed The book has everything I like clearly explained medicine and science, lots of history, and social implications of the drugs Hager s appraisal is honest he thinks drugs are a good thing but that the drug companies are much less so Hager is a great writer, and as with some of the drugs in the book, his writing A wonderfu [...]


    • I am always hesitant to dive into history books because they are often tedious BUT Ten Drugs was entertaining as well as informative I was a little surprised to learn what the first antibiotic really was, and who really introduced vacation to western society It is by no means a scholarly book it does not dive into how pharmaceutics conduct business except for a few paragraphs total , nor does it go into too much detail about the players involved I would recommend this book to anyone remo I am al [...]


    • A history of pharmacology that spotlights 10 drugs Each drug is marketed as a wonder only to be undone by its side effects Pros and cons to each one, yet it seems like people think there will still be a magic bullet Excellent.


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