Good Chemistry: The Life and Legacy of Valium Inventor Leo Sternbach

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 168 pages
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The development of Valium by Roche Pharmaceutical and the entire benzodiazepine group of active substances was among the greatest accomplishments in 20th-century pharmacology.

Good Chemistry combines a detailed account of this momentous development with an engaging biography of Leo Sternbach, the brilliant chemist who invented Valium and whose achievements heralded the beginning of a new era in research and therapeutics. This thought-provoking biographical history:

  • Tells the fascinating life story of one of the 20th century's premier chemists
  • Traces the developments that led to the invention of Valium
  • Provides a cultural history of Valium and its impact on society

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Acknowledgments vii
The Benzodiazepine Story65
The Crippling Cost of Anxiety and

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