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Drug discovery : a history

Author: Walter Sneader
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considers the origins, development and history of medicines that generate high media interest and have a huge social and economic impact on society. Set within a wide historical, social and cultural context, it provides expanded coverage of pre-twentieth century drugs, the huge advances made in the twentieth century and the latest developments in drug research.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Sneader
ISBN: 0471899798 9780471899792 0471899801 9780471899808
OCLC Number: 57682419
Description: viii, 468 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The prehistoric period --
Pre-Hellenic civilisations --
Greece and Rome --
The Arab world --
Herbals --
Chemical medicines --
Systematic medicine --
Alkaloids --
Non-alkaloidal plant products --
Plant product analogues and compounds derived from them --
The origins of hormone therapy --
Neurohormones --
Peptide hormones --
Sex hormones --
Adrenal cortex hormones --
Prostaglandins --
Hormone analogues --
Vitamins --
Antimetabolites --
Blood and biological products --
Antibiotics --
Antibiotic analogues --
Pharmacodynamic agents from micro-organisms --
Analogues of pharmacodynamic agents from fungi --
The first synthetic drugs and their analogues --
Drugs originating from the screening of dyes --
Drugs originating from the screening of organic chemicals --
Drugs discovered through serendipitous observations involving humans --
Drugs discovered through serendipity in the laboratory.
Responsibility: Walter Sneader.
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Written by a leading authority with an excellent reputation and ability for writing a good narrative, Drug Discovery: A History is a far cry from simply a list of chemical structures.  Read more...

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