Ten drugs : how plants, powders, and pills have shaped the history of medicine
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Published
New York : Abrams Press, [2019].
Status
Central - Adult Nonfiction
615.1 HAGER

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Book
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296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781419734403, 1419734407

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index.
Description
"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."--Page [2] of cover.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Hager, T. (2019). Ten drugs: how plants, powders, and pills have shaped the history of medicine . Abrams Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hager, Thomas. 2019. Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine. New York: Abrams Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hager, Thomas. Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine New York: Abrams Press, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hager, Thomas. Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine Abrams Press, 2019.

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