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The Resource The demon under the microscope : from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor's heroic search for the world's first miracle drug, Thomas Hager

The demon under the microscope : from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor's heroic search for the world's first miracle drug, Thomas Hager

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The demon under the microscope : from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor's heroic search for the world's first miracle drug
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The demon under the microscope
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from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor's heroic search for the world's first miracle drug
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Thomas Hager
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demon under the microscope
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from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctors heroic search for the worlds first miracle drug
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Language
eng
Summary
The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. It was sulfa, the first synthetic antibiotic. Science writer Hager chronicles the history of the drug that shaped modern medicine. Sulfa saved millions of lives--among them those of Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.--but even more, it changed the way new drugs were developed, approved, and sold; transformed the way doctors treated patients; and ushered in the era of modern medicine. The very concept that chemicals created in a lab could cure disease revolutionized medicine, taking it from the treatment of symptoms and discomfort to the eradication of the root cause of illness. This book illuminates the vivid characters, corporate strategy, individual idealism, careful planning, lucky breaks, cynicism, heroism, greed, hard work, and the central (though mistaken) idea that brought sulfa to the world.--From publisher description
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School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2006.
Biography type
individual biography
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189906
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DNLM/DLC
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Hager, Thomas
Index
index present
LC call number
RM666.S9
LC item number
H34 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2006 L-819
  • WZ 100
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D665H 2006
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True
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  • Domagk, Gerhard
  • Sulphonamides
  • Antibacterial agents
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Medical scientists
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from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor's heroic search for the world's first miracle drug
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The demon under the microscope : from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor's heroic search for the world's first miracle drug, Thomas Hager
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-330) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 340 p.
Isbn
9781400082131
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006004510
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  • (Sirsi) o64067410
  • (OCoLC)64067410
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The demon under the microscope : from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor's heroic search for the world's first miracle drug, Thomas Hager
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-330) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 340 p.
Isbn
9781400082131
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006004510
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o64067410
  • (OCoLC)64067410

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