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Medicating Modern America : Prescription Drugs in History.

Author: Andrea Tone; Elizabeth Siegel Watkins
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2007.
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With Americans paying more than 200 billion each year for prescription pills, the pharmaceutical business is the most profitable in the nation. The popularity of prescription drugs in recent decades has remade the doctor/patient relationship, instituting prescription-writing and pill-taking as an integral part of medical practice and everyday life. Medicating Modern America examines the meanings behind this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Tone, Andrea.
Medicating Modern America : Prescription Drugs in History.
New York : NYU Press, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Tone; Elizabeth Siegel Watkins
ISBN: 9780814784426 0814784429
OCLC Number: 779828321
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Contents: Introduction; Part I; Antibiotics: From Germophobia to the Carefree Life and Back Again; Mood Stabilizers: Folie to Folly; Hormone Replacement: " Educate Yourself"; Part II; Oral Contraceptives: Women over 35 Who Smoke; Stimulants: Not Just Naughty; Tranquilizers: Tranquilizers on Trial; Part III; Statins: The Abnormal and the Pathological; Viagra: Making Viagra; About the Contributors; Index.
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With Americans paying more than 200 billion each year for prescription pills, the pharmaceutical business is the most profitable in the nation. The popularity of prescription drugs in recent decades has remade the doctor/patient relationship, instituting prescription-writing and pill-taking as an integral part of medical practice and everyday life. Medicating Modern America examines the meanings behind this pharmaceutical revolution through the interconnected histories of eight of the most influential and important drugs: antibiotics, mood stabilizers, hormone replacement therapy, oral contrac.

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