Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine (Hardcover)

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About the Author


Thomas Hager is an award-winning author of books on the history of science and medicine, including The Demon Under the Microscope. He is a courtesy associate professor of journalism and communication at the University of Oregon.

Praise For…


“(An) absorbing new book”

— The New York Times Book Review

“(A) well-written and engaging chronicle”

— The Wall Street Journal

“An expert, mostly feel-good book about modern medicine.”

— Kirkus Reviews (Starred)

“Lucidly informative and compulsively readable.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Entertaining [and] insightful.”
 

— Booklist

“Well-written, well-researched and fascinating to read Ten Drugs provides an insightful look at how drugs have shaped modern medical practices.  Towards the end of the book Hager writes that he ‘came away surprised by some of the things he had learned.’  I had the very same reaction."

— Penny Le Couteur
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419734403
ISBN-10: 1419734407
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: March 5th, 2019
Pages: 320