Dark Remedy: The Impact Of Thalidomide And Its Revival As A Vital Medicine (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Apr 1, 2009 - MEDICAL - 240 pages
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In this riveting medical detective story, Trent Stephens and Rock Brynner recount the history of thalidomide, from the epidemic of birth defects in the 1960's to the present day, as scientists work to create and test an alternative drug that captures thalidomide's curative properties without its cruel side effects. A parable about compassion-and the absence of it-Dark Remedy is a gripping account of thalidomide's extraordinary impact on the lives of individuals and nations over half a century.
  

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I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "Brit reads some really strange books". And yeah, I do, but this one is actually prescribed reading for my breadth subject Drugs That Shape Society. It's ... Read full review

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Every once in a while a book on a specialized subject appears that every library should buy. This treatment of the notorious drug thalidomide is such a work. Stephens (anatomy and embryology, Idaho ... Read full review

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Rock Brynner, historian and novelist, earned his M.A. in Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin, and his Ph.D. in History from Columbia University. This is his fifth book. Trent Stephens, Professor of Anatomy and Embryology at Idaho State University, is the author of numerous books. He has been researching thalidomide for almost twenty-five years. Rock Brynner, historian and novelist, earned his M.A. in Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin, and his Ph.D. in History from Columbia University. This is his fifth book. Trent Stephens, Professor of Anatomy and Embryology at Idaho State University, is the author of numerous books. He has been researching thalidomide for almost twenty-five years.

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