How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of MedicineBook - 2019
"Beginning with opium, the "joy plant," which has been used for 10,000 years, Hager tells a captivating story of medicine. His subjects include the largely forgotten female pioneer who introduced smallpox inoculation to Britain, the infamous knockout drops, the first antibiotic, which saved countless lives, the first antipsychotic, which helped empty public mental hospitals, Viagra, statins, and the new frontier of monoclonal antibodies. This is a deep, wide-ranging, and wildly entertaining book."--Page  of cover.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: 615.1 HAGER
Characteristics: 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm