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Author Rooney, Steven M.,
Title How aspirin entered our medicine cabinet / Steven M. Rooney, J.N. Campbell.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]

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Author Rooney, Steven M.,
Series SpringerBriefs in molecular science, History of chemistry
SpringerBriefs in molecular science. History of chemistry.
Subject Aspirin -- Physiological effect -- History.
Salicylic acid.
Therapeutics -- History.
Aspirin -- history.
Alt Name Campbell, J. N.,
Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgements; Contents; About the Authors; Abstract; 1 Aspirin's Space; 1.1 Introduction; References; 2 Aspirin and the Chemistry Laboratory; 2.1 A National Chemistry Defined; 2.2 Lab Architecture: A Revolution in Equipment Ensues; 2.3 A New Kind of Company Breeds a New Kind of Chemist; 2.4 Aspirin's Chemistry; References; 3 Aspirin and the Medicine Cabinet, Part I; 3.1 Aspirin Finds a Home; 3.2 The Modern World Arrives: Production Trumps Consumption; 3.3 The Crisis of Europe Spreads: German Bayer's Shell Game; 3.4 A Global Influenza and Aspirin's to Blame?; References.
4 Aspirin and the Medicine Cabinet, Part II4.1 A Tale of Two Bayers; 4.2 The Amazing Race to Take Good Care of Yourself; 4.3 The Ad Man Cometh: Bayer Gets a Run for Its Money; 4.4 The Dawn of a New Chemistry; References; 5 Aspirin and the Doctor's Office; 5.1 Dr. Bowen E. Taylor, a New Kind of Physician; 5.2 A Revolution in Chemistry and Medicine Begins; 5.3 The General Practitioner: Dr. Lawrence L. Craven; 5.4 The Evidence-Based Researcher: Dr. Harvey J. Weiss; 5.5 The Biochemist: Dr. Philip W. Majerus; References; 6 Aspirin Endures; 6.1 The Future of Heart Health: Chemistry's Role.
6.2 ConclusionReferences; Index.
Summary This brief traces the story of one of our most common medicines? aspirin. On a journey involving science, diverse characters, shady business deals, innovative advertising and good old-fashioned luck, Rooney and Campbell describe how aspirin was developed and marketed on a global scale. Starting at the beginning of the twentieth century, the authors explain the use of aspirin during the First World War, the development of competition drugs such as ibuprofen during the interwar years, and the application of aspirin to heart disease in the 1950s and 1960s. On a broader level, Rooney and Campbell show that the development of America?s modern pharmaceuticals was a complex weaving of chemistry and mass culture. They argue that aspirin?s story provides a way to understand the application of complex chemical formulas in medical results. This brief is of interest to historians of chemistry and medicine as well as the general educated reader.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 27, 2017).
ISBN 9783319546155 (electronic bk.)
3319546155 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-54615-5
OCLC # 973325288
Additional Format Print version: Rooney, Steven M. How aspirin entered our medicine cabinet. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017] 3319546147 9783319546148 (OCoLC)971598869

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