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

Thomas Hager / Aug 24, 2019

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: 328
  • 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 Release date Mar 05, 2019 Enter for a chance to win one of 50 advanced reader copies of Ten Drugs by Thomas Hager Behind every landmark drug is a story It could be an oddb Enter for a chance to win one of 50 advanced reader copies of Ten Drugs by Thomas Hager 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 Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Flower and Plant lore 63 books 2 voters Medical History Similar 124 books 14 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 35 Rating details Sort Default Filter Oct 18, 2018 Elentarri rated it it was amazing Shelves health, history of things, net galley, science general 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 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 providing information on how the pharmaceutical industry evolved and functions Each chapter deals with a specific group of drugs and are bound together by common themes such as drug evolution, growth of the pharmaceutical industry, changing public attitudes and changes in medical practices and laws Chapters are devoted to the following topics opium smallpox and vaccinations chloral hydrate the first totally synthetic drug and original date rape drug herion, opiates and addiction the not so magic bullet antibiotics antipsychotics lifestyle drugs, viagra, and birthcontrol opioids statins and monoclonal antibodies The book concludes with a look at the future of drugs, with personalized and digitized medicine.Hager states that this book is aimed at people who know a little about drugs and want to learn In this regard, Hager has succeeded in writing a book that is in my opinion accessible, entertaining, informative and interesting, to the general public I particularly appreciated the author s mostly objective and clear writing style flag Like see review Nov 11, 2018 Steve rated it it was amazing 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 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 is addictive The book was hard to put down I strongly recommend this book for anyone interested in medicine and its history.Disclosure I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley for review purposes flag Like see review Oct 31, 2018 Seth rated it really liked it Shelves health medicine, netgalley 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 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 remotely interested in how medications came about I got this book via NetGalley Thanks to ABRAMS Press flag Like see review Jan 24, 2019 Perry rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley A history of pharmacology that spotlights 10 drugs Each drug is marketed as a wonder only to be undone by its side effects Pros 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    1. 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 [...]


    2. 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 [...]


    3. 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 [...]


    4. 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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