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Studies in the History of Modern Pharmacology and Drug Therapy

Studies in the History of Modern Pharmacology and Drug Therapy

by John Parascandola
     
 

An acknowledged expert on the history of modern pharmacology and drug therapy, John Parascandola here brings together 19 of his most important papers on these subjects. The book is divided into three topical sections. In the first group of articles, devoted to pharmacological theory, Dr. Parascandola sheds new light on our understanding of the history of such key

Overview

An acknowledged expert on the history of modern pharmacology and drug therapy, John Parascandola here brings together 19 of his most important papers on these subjects. The book is divided into three topical sections. In the first group of articles, devoted to pharmacological theory, Dr. Parascandola sheds new light on our understanding of the history of such key pharmacological concepts as receptor theory, structure-activity relationships, and the role of stereochemistry in physiological action. The second section focuses on the discipline of pharmacology and offers insights into the pivotal role played by John J. Abel in the shaping of the field, the development of pharmacology in schools of pharmacy and in the Federal Government, and the national pharmacological society's membership ban on pharmacologists working in industry. The final section on drug therapy discusses various drugs from antibiotics to sulfones, and their use in the treatment of diseases such as leprosy and syphilis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409419761
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Edition description:
1

Meet the Author

John Parascandola was Public Health Service Historian from 1992 till his retirement in 2004 and is now an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland College Park, USA. His work has been recognized by such honors as the Edward Kremers Award and the George Urdang Medal of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the Edelstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the History of Chemistry of the Division of the History of Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.

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