The Drug Hunters: The Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines, Ph.D. Kirsch
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The Drug Hunters: The Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines

Author: Ph.D. Kirsch, Ph.D. Ogas

Narrator: James Anderson Foster

Unabridged: 7 hr 35 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 01/03/2017

Genre: Medical - Pharmacology

Synopsis

The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through serendipity—by chewing, brewing, and snorting—some Neolithic souls discovered opium, alcohol, snakeroot, juniper, frankincense, and other helpful substances. Otzi the Iceman, the five-thousand-year-old hunter frozen in the Italian Alps, was found to have whipworms in his intestines and Bronze-age medicine, a worm-killing birch fungus, knotted to his leggings. Nowadays, Big Pharma conglomerates spend billions of dollars on state-of-the art laboratories staffed by PhDs to discover blockbuster drugs. Yet, despite our best efforts to engineer cures, luck, trial-and-error, risk, and ingenuity are still fundamental to medical discovery. The Drug Hunters is a colorful, fact-filled narrative history of the search for new medicines from our Neolithic forebears to the professionals of today, and from quinine and aspirin to Viagra, Prozac, and Lipitor.

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