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The demon under the microscope : from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor's heroic search for the world's first miracle drug

Author: Thomas Hager; Stephen Hoye; Tantor Media.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. It was sulfa, the first synthetic antibiotic. This is the history of the drug that shaped modern medicine. Sulfa saved millions of lives--among them those of Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.--but even more, it changed the way new drugs were developed,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
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Biography
History
Named Person: Gerhard Domagk; Gerhard Domagk
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hager; Stephen Hoye; Tantor Media.
ISBN: 9781400123063 1400123062
OCLC Number: 283148763
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 12:14:19.
Performer(s): Read by Stephen Hoye.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 175952 KB; MP3 file size: 344772 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Thomas Hager.

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The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. It was sulfa, the first synthetic antibiotic. This is the history of the drug that shaped modern medicine. Sulfa saved millions of lives--among them those of Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.--but even more, it changed the way new drugs were developed, approved, and sold; transformed the way doctors treated patients; and ushered in the era of modern medicine. The very concept that chemicals created in a lab could cure disease revolutionized medicine, taking it from the treatment of symptoms and discomfort to the eradication of the root cause of illness. This book illuminates the vivid characters, corporate strategy, individual idealism, careful planning, lucky breaks, cynicism, heroism, greed, hard work, and the central (though mistaken) idea that brought sulfa to the world.

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