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Drug Discovery
A History
by Walter Sneader

Drug Discovery: A History is a far cry from simply a list of chemical structures.

Drug Discovery: A History considers the origins, development and history of medicines that generate high media interest and have a huge social and economic impact on society.

Set within a wide historical, social and cultural context, it provides expanded coverage of pre-twentieth century drugs, the huge advances made in the twentieth century and the latest developments in drug research.

Features:

  • Up-to-the-minute information in drug research
  • Vignettes of special and unusual information, and anecdotes
  • Discusses drug prototypes from all sources
  • More comprehensive than other volumes on history of drug discovery

Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Prehistoric Period
  3. Pre-Hellenic Civilisations
  4. Greece and Rome
  5. The Arab World.Chapter 6 Herbals
  6. Chemical Medecines
  7. Systematic Medicine
  8. Alkaloids
  9. Non-Alkaloid Plant Products
  10. Plant Product Analogues and Compounds Derived From Them
  11. The Origins Of Hormone Therapy
  12. Neurohormones
  13. Peptide Hormones
  14. Sex Hormones
  15. Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  16. Prostaglandins
  17. Hormone Analogues
  18. Vitamins
  19. Antimetabolites
  20. Blood and Biological Products
  21. Antibiotics
  22. Antibiotic Analogues
  23. Pharmacodynamic Agents from Microorganisms
  24. Analogues of Pharmacodynamic Agents from Fungi
  25. The First Synthetic Drugs and Their Analogues
  26. Drugs Originating from the Screening of Dyes
  27. Drugs Originating from the Screening of Organic Chemicals
  28. Drugs Discovered through Serendipitous Observations Involving Humans
  29. Drugs Disocvered through Serendipity in the Laboratory
  30. Concluding Remarks
Index

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A History
by Walter Sneader

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