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by Leslie Iversen

Download Drugs: A Very Short Introduction eBook
ISBN:
0192854313
Author:
Leslie Iversen
Category:
Medicine & Health Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 6, 2001)
Pages:
144 pages
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1678 kb
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4.7
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Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions Leslie L. Iversen.

Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions Leslie L. These, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives.

These, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives. There has also been an increase in the recreational use and abuse of drugs in the Western world.

Whereas quite a few books in the Very Short Introduction series are quite informal and even vague, this one is formal and specific

Ships from and sold by Murfbooks. Whereas quite a few books in the Very Short Introduction series are quite informal and even vague, this one is formal and specific. You will learn the names, properties, uses, side effects and history of more than a hundred different drugs used for medical or recreational purposes. The book also talks about how drugs are manufactured and marketed, and a few sections deal with the political, social and economic implications of drug use.

Very Short Introductions (VSI) are a book series published by the Oxford University Press (OUP). The books are concise introductions to particular subjects, intended for a general audience but written by experts. Most are under 200 pages long. While authors may present personal viewpoints, the books are meant to be "balanced and complete" as well as thought provoking.

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Improvements in disease control, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives

Improvements in disease control, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives.

ABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and.

During the 20th century, the introduction of new medicines for the treatment of infections, heart disease, cancer, and mental .

During the 20th century, the introduction of new medicines for the treatment of infections, heart disease, cancer, and mental illnesses and the oral cont. You can ask us about this book and we'll send an answer to your e-mail.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

A Very Short Introduction. His most recent book is The Science of Marijuana, published by OUP. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 2 brand new listings. Country of Publication.

The twentieth century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on drugs, with major advances in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stomach ulcers, cancer, and mental illnesses. These, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives. There has also been an increase in the recreational use and abuse of drugs in the Western world. This Very Short Introduction gives a non-technical account of how drugs act on the body and how therapeutic drugs are developed and tested, then goes on to review both legal (prescription, alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine) and illegal drugs, and discuss current ideas about why some drugs are addictive, and whether drug laws need reform.
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Whereas quite a few books in the Very Short Introduction series are quite informal and even vague, this one is formal and specific. You will learn the names, properties, uses, side effects and history of more than a hundred different drugs used for medical or recreational purposes. The book also talks about how drugs are manufactured and marketed, and a few sections deal with the political, social and economic implications of drug use. The author sticks to his subject from start to finish, making no special effort to be funny or interesting, which in my view is the right approach. A fascinating read !
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Simple, easy to read.
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As advertised
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You would not know it was used.
  • Swordsong
This is another great book in the OUP series of very short introductions. The book covers the history of drugs, the action and uses of various drugs for specific conditions (e.g. heart disease), recreational drugs, and modern drug development. It is written in a simple, easy to understand style that does not presuppose any chemical knowledge or scientific background.