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The Resource The drug hunters : the improbable quest to discover new medicines, Donald R. Kirsch, PhD and Ogi Ogas, PhD

The drug hunters : the improbable quest to discover new medicines, Donald R. Kirsch, PhD and Ogi Ogas, PhD

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The drug hunters : the improbable quest to discover new medicines
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The drug hunters
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the improbable quest to discover new medicines
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Donald R. Kirsch, PhD and Ogi Ogas, PhD
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"The surprising, behind-the-scenes story of how our medicines are discovered, told by a veteran drug hunter. The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through serendipity-- by chewing, brewing, and snorting--some Neolithic souls discovered opium, alcohol, snakeroot, juniper, frankincense, and other helpful substances. Otzi the Iceman, the five-thousand-year-old hunter frozen in the Italian Alps, was found to have whipworms in his intestines and Bronze-age medicine, a worm-killing birch fungus, knotted to his leggings. Nowadays, Big Pharma conglomerates spend billions of dollars on state-of the art laboratories staffed by PhDs to discover blockbuster drugs. Yet, despite our best efforts to engineer cures, luck, trial-and-error, risk, and ingenuity are still fundamental to medical discovery. Drug Hunters is a colorful, fact-filled narrative history of the search for new medicines from our Neolithic forebears to the professionals of today, and from quinine and aspirin to Viagra, Prozac, and Lipitor. The chapters offer a lively tour of how new drugs are actually found, the discovery strategies, the mistakes, and the rare successes. Dr. Donald R. Kirsch infuses the book with his own expertise and experiences from thirty-five years of drug hunting, whether searching for life-saving molecules in mudflats by Chesapeake Bay or as a chief science officer and research group leader at major pharmaceutical companies"--
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Title
The drug hunters
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A fascinating, fast-moving narrative history of the search for medicines since earliest times, from Neolithic hunter gatherers to the professional drug hunters of today
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Dewey number
615
Index
no index present
LC call number
RM301.25
LC item number
.K57 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Donald R. Kirsch, PhD and Ogi Ogas, PhD
The drug hunters : the improbable quest to discover new medicines, Donald R. Kirsch, PhD and Ogi Ogas, PhD
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The drug hunters : the improbable quest to discover new medicines, Donald R. Kirsch, PhD and Ogi Ogas, PhD
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22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
s318 pages
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9781628727180
Isbn Type
(hardback)
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2016034624
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illustrations

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