In Search of the Magic Bullet: Great Adventures in Modern Drug Research by Ernst Baumler [Bäumler] hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Thames & Hudson, 1965, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; From the cover: The modern techniques of chemotherapy have been the greatest boon to mankind in conquering disease, prolonging the span of life, and reducing pain and suffering. Advances in this field, in which active research only began at the start of the present century, have been amazingly rapid and may yet lead to Paul Ehrlichs dream of the magic bullet: a cure for all diseases. This is the fascinating story of the dedicated researchers and chemists throughout the world who have laboured to provide us with the wonder-drugs we have come to take for granted. As early as 1910 Ehrlich created and perfected salvarsan, the cure for syphilis; Dr Alexander Fleming was not far behind in his discovery of penicillin, which has saved countless lives. This book is a tribute to hundreds of other scientists in laboratories who invented insulin, antibiotics, cortisone and even newer drugs that have proven so successful in the fight against tuberculosis, diabetes, heart disease, mental illness, and even cancer.
The author shows the researchers at work, recounts their successes and failures step by step, and helps the reader to participate in the intricate processes of experimentation and testing which have led to the miracle medicines of today.
Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with lending plate remnants to the first blank and a stamp to the reverse of the title page. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
192 pages. 8¼” x 5¼”.
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