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The Resource The drug hunters : the improbable quest to discover new medicines, Donald R. Kirsch, PhD and Ogi Ogas, PhD, (eAudiobook)

The drug hunters : the improbable quest to discover new medicines, Donald R. Kirsch, PhD and Ogi Ogas, PhD, (eAudiobook)

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The drug hunters : the improbable quest to discover new medicines
Title
The drug hunters
Title remainder
the improbable quest to discover new medicines
Statement of responsibility
Donald R. Kirsch, PhD and Ogi Ogas, PhD
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eng
Summary
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. 8tzi 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 PhD's 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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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1950-
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Kirsch, Donald R.
Dewey number
615.1072
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other
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Read by James Foster
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  • Ogas, Ogi
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  • Drugs
  • Pharmacology
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adult
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The drug hunters : the improbable quest to discover new medicines, Donald R. Kirsch, PhD and Ogi Ogas, PhD, (eAudiobook)
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online resource
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  • cr
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spoken word
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MWT11798098
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 36 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781515994688
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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rdamedia
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digital.
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11798098
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MWT11798098
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The drug hunters : the improbable quest to discover new medicines, Donald R. Kirsch, PhD and Ogi Ogas, PhD, (eAudiobook)
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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MWT11798098
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 36 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781515994688
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11798098
Publisher number
MWT11798098
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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