Drug Discovery: A History

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 31, 2005 - Science - 472 pages

Written by a leading authority with an excellent reputation, and ability for writing a good narrative, Drug Discovery: A History is a far cry from simply a list of chemical structures.

This lively new text 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

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
PART 1 LEGACY OF THE PAST
8
PART 2 DRUGS FROM NATURALLY OCCURRING PROTOTYPES
88
PART 3 SYNTHETIC DRUGS
355
Index
448
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Walter Sneader is the author of Drug Discovery: A History, published by Wiley.

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