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The first miracle drugs : how the sulfa drugs transformed medicine

Author: John E Lesch
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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In the decade from 1935-1945, while the Second World War raged in Europe, a new class of medicines capable of controlling bacterial infections launched a therapeutic revolution that continues today. The new medicines were not penicillin and antibiotics, but sulfonamides, or sulfa drugs. The sulfa drugs preceded penicillin by almost a decade, and during World War II they carried the main therapeutic burden in both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John E Lesch
ISBN: 019518775X 9780195187755
OCLC Number: 62661759
Description: x, 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
A system of invention --
Prontosil --
Into the maelstrom --
Accommodation and survival --
Pathways of recognition --
M & B 693 --
Acclaim and expansion --
At war --
Trial by fire --
A mechanism revealed --
The sulfa drugs and twentieth-century medicine.
Responsibility: John E. Lesch.
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