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Author Hager, Thomas.

Title The demon under the microscope : from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor's heroic search for the world's first miracle drug / Thomas Hager
Edition First edition
Published New York : Harmony Books, [2006]


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 MELB  615.2723 Hag/Dut  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic. In The Demon Under the Microscope, Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of the drug that shaped modern medicine." "Sulfa saved millions of lives - among them those of Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. - but its real effects are even more far reaching. Sulfa changed the way new drugs were developed, approved, and sold; transformed the way doctors treated patients; and ushered in the era of modern medicine. The very concept that chemicals created in a lab could cure disease revolutionized medicine, taking it from the treatment of symptoms and discomfort to the eradication of the root cause of illness."
"The Demon Under the Microscope illuminates the vivid characters, corporate strategy, individual idealism, careful planning, lucky breaks, cynicism, heroism, greed, hard work, and the central (though mistaken) idea that brought sulfa to the world."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Domagk, Gerhard, 1895-1964.
Sulfur drugs -- History.
Antibacterial agents -- History.
Bacterial diseases -- Chemotherapy.
Medical scientists -- Germany -- Biography.
History, 20th Century.
Sulfonamides -- history.
Genre/Form Biography.
LC no. 2006004510
ISBN 1400082137 hardback