Laughing Gas, Viagra, and Lipitor: The Human Stories Behind the Drugs We Use

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Laughing Gas, Viagra, and Lipitor The stories behind drug discovery are fascinating, full of human and scientific interest. This book focuses on the history of drug discovery, highlighting the intellectual splendor of discoverers as well as the human frailty associated with them. It is supplemented by several anecdotes, pictures and postage stamps. Full description

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"Laughing Gas, Viagra, and Lipitor: The Hunam Stories behind the Drugs We Use treats readers to the inspiring tales of discovery of dozens of drugs from digitalis to anesthetics to today's blockbuster pharmaceuticals."--C&EN News
"Laughing Gas, Viagra, and Lipitor: The Hunam Stories behind the Drugs We Use treats readers to the inspiring tales of discovery of dozens of drugs from digitalis to anesthetics to today's blockbuster pharmaceuticals."--C&EN News


"Laughing Gas, Viagra, and Lipitor: The Hunam Stories behind the Drugs We Use treats readers to the inspiring tales of discovery of dozens of drugs from digitalis to anesthetics to today's blockbuster pharmaceuticals."--C&EN News


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