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In this riveting medical detective story, Trent Stephens and Rock Brynner recount the history of thalidomide, from the epidemic of birth defects in the 1960's to the present day, as scientists work to create and test an alternative drug that captures thalidomide's curative properties without its cruel side effects. A parable about compassion-and the absence of it-Dark Remedy is a gripping account of thalidomide's extraordinary impact on the lives of individuals and nations over half a century.
An Uncertain Utopia
The United States in Peril
Moral Justice and the Press
Reforming the FDA
Children's Voices, Strong and Clear
The HIV Connection
The Mechanism of Action
One Patient's Account
Thalidomide and Hippocrates
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ISBN: 9780738205908 ISBN-10: 0738205907 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 240 Published: 27th December 2001 Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 13.1
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1