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The Resource Ten drugs : how plants, powders, and pills have shaped the history of medicine, by Thomas Hager

Ten drugs : how plants, powders, and pills have shaped the history of medicine, by Thomas Hager

Label
Ten drugs : how plants, powders, and pills have shaped the history of medicine
Title
Ten drugs
Title remainder
how plants, powders, and pills have shaped the history of medicine
Statement of responsibility
by Thomas Hager
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hager, Thomas
Dewey number
615.1/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RM45
LC item number
.H34 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pharmacology
  • Drugs
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical technology
Label
Ten drugs : how plants, powders, and pills have shaped the history of medicine, by Thomas Hager
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: 50,000 pills -- The joy plant -- Lady Mary's monster -- The Mickey Finn -- How to soothe your cough with heroin -- Magic bullets -- The least explored territory on the planet -- Interlude: The golden age -- Sex, drugs, and more drugs -- The enchanted ring -- Statins : a personal story -- A perfection of blood -- Epilogue: The future of drugs
Control code
on1048939516
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781419734403
Lccn
2018939603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048939516
Label
Ten drugs : how plants, powders, and pills have shaped the history of medicine, by Thomas Hager
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: 50,000 pills -- The joy plant -- Lady Mary's monster -- The Mickey Finn -- How to soothe your cough with heroin -- Magic bullets -- The least explored territory on the planet -- Interlude: The golden age -- Sex, drugs, and more drugs -- The enchanted ring -- Statins : a personal story -- A perfection of blood -- Epilogue: The future of drugs
Control code
on1048939516
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781419734403
Lccn
2018939603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1048939516

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