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Dark Remedy The Impact of Thalidomide and Its Revival as a Vital Medicine

Stephens, Trent and Rock Brynner *Author SIGNED/INSCRIBED! (Brynner)*

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ISBN 10: 0738204048 / ISBN 13: 9780738204048
Editorial: Perseus Publishing, Cambridge, MA, 2001
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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(full book description) Perseus Publishing, Cambridge, MA, 2001. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine-/Fine-, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6."x8.5", 228pgs(Index). One page slightly dogearred, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Price unclipped. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and dated by author ("Rock") on Half Title Page. ISBN 0738204048 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. N° de ref. de la librería CONROY196437I

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Título: Dark Remedy The Impact of Thalidomide and ...

Editorial: Perseus Publishing, Cambridge, MA

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Book

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Book by Stephens Trent Brynner Rock

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A remarkable medicine is now available that can successfully treat millions of people with multiple myeloma, brain tumors and other cancers, arthritis, lupus, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, leprosy, tuberculosis, and AIDS. It's thalidomide-a drug with a chilling history. In the 1950s, this "safe" sedative was all the rage in Europe. Then one baby was born without ears, another with stunted limbs, then another with no limbs at all. In all, ten thousand severely deformed babies were born before thalidomide was banned. But two years ago, this brutal toxin was approved by the FDA. How did the most infamous drug of all time become one of the major players in modern medicine?In this irresistible medical detective story, Trent Stephens and Rock Brynner recount the history of thalidomide, a fascinating tale filled with villains and heroes, and bring us up to the present day, as scientists-Stephens among them-work to create and test an alternative drug that captures thalidomide's curative properties without its cruel side effects. The chronicle of a tragic chapter in the history of public health, Dark Remedy ends with great promise, as we put thalidomide to work for us, in the treatment of over a hundred diseases.

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