The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug

The Demon Under the Microscope From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs One Doctor s Heroic Search for the World s First Miracle Drug 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 antibioti

  • Title: The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug
  • Author: Thomas Hager
  • ISBN: 9781400082131
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 ofThe 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 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 A strange and colorful story, 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 This is a fascinating scientific tale with all the excitement and intrigue of a great suspense novel For thousands of years, humans had sought medicines with which they could defeat contagion, and they had slowly, painstakingly, won a few battles some vaccines to ward off disease, a handful of antitoxins A drug or two was available that

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