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The Drug Hunters: The Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines


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. Ötzi the Iceman, the five-thousand-year-old hunter frozen in the Italian Alps, was found to have whipworms in his intestines…

The Drug Hunters

Pub Date : 2016-12-13 | Author : Donald R. Kirsch | Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN 10 : 9781628727197
ISBN 13 : 1628727195

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 ol..

The Drug Hunters

Pub Date : 2018-10-02 | Author : Donald R. Kirsch | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 1628729864
ISBN 13 : 9781628729863

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 ol..

The Drug Hunters

Pub Date : 2016-12-13 | Author : Donald R. Kirsch | Publisher : Regnery Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781628727197
ISBN 13 : 1628727195

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 ol..

Strange Survivors

Pub Date : 2018-02-27 | Author : One R. Pagan | Publisher : BenBella Books

ISBN 10 : 9781944648596
ISBN 13 : 1944648593

Life is beautiful, ruthless, and very, very strange. In the evolutionary arms race that has raged on since life began, organisms have developed an endless variety of survival strat..

Incurable Me

Pub Date : 2016-09-27 | Author : Kenneth Stoller | Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN 10 : 9781510707993
ISBN 13 : 1510707999

In Incurable Me, a maverick physician brings transparency to some of medicine’s most closely guarded secrets. As he establishes a link between commerce and medical research, K. P..

Miracle Cure

Pub Date : 2017-05-09 | Author : William Rosen | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 9780698184107
ISBN 13 : 0698184106

The epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma. As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for s..

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