Laughing Gas, Viagra, and Lipitor: The Human Stories behind by Jie Jack Li

By Jie Jack Li

The tales in the back of drug discovery are attention-grabbing, jam-packed with human and clinical curiosity. it is a ebook at the historical past of drug discovery that highlights the highbrow elegance of discoverers in addition to the human frailty linked them. background is replete with examples of leap forward medicinal drugs that experience kept thousands of lives. Ether as an anesthetic through Morton; penicillin as an antibiotic through Fleming; and insulin as an anti-diabetic by way of Banting are only a couple of examples. The discoverers of those medications are potentially benefactors to mankind--for example, with no penicillin, seventy five% people most likely wouldn't be alive simply because a few of our mom and dad or grandparents might have succumbed to infections.
Dr. Jack Li, a medicinal chemist who's in detail concerned with drug discovery, has assembled an astonishing quantity of evidence and knowledge at the back of vital medications via wide literature examine and interviews with many inventors of the medicine together with Viagra and Lipitor. there were many myths and inaccuracies linked to these mythical medicinal drugs. The inventors views afforded this publication a useful accuracy and perception simply because heritage isn't heritage except it really is true.
The textual content is supplemented by means of many anecdotes, images and postage stamps. either professional and layman will locate Laughing gasoline, Viagra, and Lipitor informative and wonderful. scholars in chemistry, pharmacy, and drugs, staff in healthcare and highschool technological know-how academics will locate this booklet so much useful.

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