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Dark Remedy : The Impact of Thalidomide and Its Revival as a Vital Medicine - Rock Brynner

Dark Remedy

The Impact of Thalidomide and Its Revival as a Vital Medicine

Paperback Published: 26th December 2001
ISBN: 9780738205908
Number Of Pages: 228

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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.

Prefacep. ix
Prologuep. xi
An Uncertain Utopiap. 1
The Epidemicp. 19
The United States in Perilp. 39
The Aftermathp. 61
Moral Justice and the Pressp. 79
Reforming the FDAp. 101
Children's Voices, Strong and Clearp. 111
Lazarus Risesp. 121
The HIV Connectionp. 137
Thalidomide Approvedp. 155
The Mechanism of Actionp. 163
One Patient's Accountp. 177
Thalidomide and Hippocratesp. 191
Notesp. 203
Acknowledgmentsp. 215
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780738205908
ISBN-10: 0738205907
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 26th December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 14.22 x 21.34  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1