Dark Remedy: The Impact of Thalidomide and Its Revival as a Vital Medicine / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Nature
[It is] surprising that this chilling tale has had to wait decades to be told in book form.... This short but brilliant book...was worth waiting for. Meticulously researched.
Wall Street Journal
The story they tell is both fascinating and disturbing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738205908
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 948,910
  • Product dimensions: 5.26 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Rock Brynner, historian and novelist, earned his M.A. in Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin, and his Ph.D. in History from Columbia University. This is his fifth book. Trent Stephens, Professor of Anatomy and Embryology at Idaho State University, is the author of numerous books. He has been researching thalidomide for almost twenty-five years. Rock Brynner, historian and novelist, earned his M.A. in Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin, and his Ph.D. in History from Columbia University. This is his fifth book. Trent Stephens, Professor of Anatomy and Embryology at Idaho State University, is the author of numerous books. He has been researching thalidomide for almost twenty-five years.

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