A Brief History of Pharmacy: Humanity's Search for Wellness by Bob Zebroski

By Bob Zebroski

Pharmacy has turn into a vital part of our lives. approximately half all three hundred million americans take not less than one prescription drug day-by-day, accounting for $250 billion in line with 12 months in revenues within the US on my own. And this quantity does not even contain the over the counter medicines or overall healthiness aids which are taken. How did this custom develop into such an essential a part of our lives and our health?

A short heritage of Pharmacy: Humanity's look for Wellness goals to reply to that query. As this brief assessment of the perform exhibits, the hunt for future health in the course of the ingestion or program of typical items and artificially derived compounds is as outdated as humanity itself. From the Mesopotamians to the nook drug shop, Bob Zebroski describes how remedies have been sought, highlights a few of the major victories of every period of time, and indicates how we got here to be those who depend upon medicines to consider larger, to stay longer, and glance more youthful. This obtainable survey of pharmaceutical historical past is key examining for all scholars of pharmacy.

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