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

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Product Details

Price
$26.00
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419734403
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About the Author

Thomas Hager is an award-winning author of books on the history of science and medicine, including The Demon Under the Microscope. He is a courtesy associate professor of journalism and communication at the University of Oregon.

Reviews

"Well-written, well-researched and fascinating to read Ten Drugs provides an insightful look at how drugs have shaped modern medical practices. Towards the end of the book Hager writes that he 'came away surprised by some of the things he had learned.' I had the very same reaction."--Penny Le Couteur "author of Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History "
"An expert, mostly feel-good book about modern medicine."--Kirkus Reviews (Starred)
"Lucidly informative and compulsively readable."--Publishers Weekly
"Entertaining [and] insightful."
--Booklist
"(An) absorbing new book"--The New York Times Book Review
"(A) well-written and engaging chronicle"--The Wall Street Journal