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Snakebite! : antivenom and a global health crisis

Author: Charles Hofer
Publisher: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the biology of venomous snakes, the pharmacology and biochemistry of antivenom, its use in treating disease, and the politics of bringing life-saving antivenom drugs to market.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hofer, Charles.
Snakebite!
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2017048478
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Hofer
ISBN: 9781512483734 1512483737
OCLC Number: 1005741738
Target Audience: Age 13-18.; Grade 9 to 12.
Description: 104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: a deadly bite --
A gathering storm --
A world of venomous snakes --
Venom: a toxic brew --
Antivenom: the lifesaver --
Into the snake pit: a closer look at healthcare in america --
The same, but different --
Reversing the vicious circle --
The world is watching.
Responsibility: Charles C. Hofer.

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Examines the biology of venomous snakes, the pharmacology and biochemistry of antivenom, its use in treating disease, and the politics of bringing life-saving antivenom drugs to market.

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