READINGS IN PHARMACOLOGY. by [Higgins, Charles B., inscribed] Holmstedt, B.…


Edition: First US printing.

New York: Macmillan, 1963. Hardcover first edition - A book which presents a comprehensive overview of pharmacology from Egyptian and Graeco-Roman Medicine through Byzantine and Arabian Medicine and the school of Salerno in Renaissance Italy up through 1959, from the discovery of effective therapeutics - cinchona bark, ipecac, digitalis - to an age of experimental pharmacology. Included are discussions of anesthetics, psychopharmacology, chemotherapy, vitamins and hormones, antibiotics and more - and of the scientists who worked with these substances. This copy is INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "For Clare, the scholar, with bright admiration" and SIGNED and dated Charles Higgins, 1965. The following year, in 1966, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Medicine. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. x, 395 pp.

Condition: Very near fine in dark green cloth with silver lettering on the spine. Newspaper clipping about Higgins Nobel Prize laid in.

Book ID: 83984
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