Drugs and Medicines
This is one of the 14 Background Books published for Stage III of the Nuffield Chemistry Sample Scheme. The books were highly illustrated and designed to be attractive. This book traces some of the key developments in the uses of chemicals in medicine.
The main topics are:
• the early history of medicine
• the relief of pain
• the attack on infection
• the beginnings of chemotherapy
• research to develop new drugs.
• the misuse of drugs
This book was published in 1969 but because of its historical approach it can still be read with interest today bearing in mind that the story stops in the mid 1960s.
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