By Bob Zebroski
Pharmacy has turn into a vital part of our lives. approximately half all three hundred million americans take no less than one prescription drug day-by-day, accounting for $250 billion according to yr in revenues within the US by myself. And this quantity does not even contain the over the counter medicines or overall healthiness aids which are taken. How did this tradition turn into such an essential a part of our lives and our health?
A short historical past of Pharmacy: Humanity's look for Wellness goals to respond to that query. As this brief assessment of the perform exhibits, the hunt for health in the course of the ingestion or program of average items and artificially derived compounds is as previous as humanity itself. From the Mesopotamians to the nook drug shop, Bob Zebroski describes how remedies have been sought, highlights the various major victories of every period of time, and indicates how we got here to be those that depend upon medicinal drugs to think greater, to dwell longer, and glance more youthful. This available survey of pharmaceutical historical past is vital analyzing for all scholars of pharmacy.
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A Brief History of Pharmacy: Humanity's Search for Wellness by Bob Zebroski