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Published: 21 February 2008

464 Pages | 39 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199534845

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Antimicrobial Drugs

Chronicle of a twentieth century medical triumph

David Greenwood

  • An easy-to-read history of how the development of antibacterial drugs has transformed our lives.
  • Charts the history of modern antimicrobial chemotherapy, from derivatives of dyes and arsenical chemicals at the turn of the 20th century, to the fight against superbugs at the turn of the 21st.
  • Covers not only antibacterial drugs, but all anti-infectives, including antiviral, antifungal, antiprotozoal and anthelminthic agents.
  • Profiles the personalities involved, and how their rivalry, the growth of the pharmaceutical industry, and Lady Luck, shaped their work.

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