The demon under the microscope: from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor's heroic search for the world's first miracle drug

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Fast-paced, suspenseful, and utterly satisfying, The Demon Under the Microscope is a sweeping history of the discovery of the first antibiotic and its dramatic effect on the world of medicine and beyond. The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic medication. In The Demon Under the Microscope Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of the drug that shaped modern medicine. Sulfa saved millions of lives--among them Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.--but its real effects are even more far reaching. Sulfa changed the way new drugs were developed, approved and sold; transformed the way doctors treated patients; and ushered in the era of modern medicine. The very concept that chemicals created in a lab could cure disease revolutionized medicine, taking it from the treatment of symptoms and discomfort to the eradication of the root cause of illness. A strange and vibrant story, The Demon Under the Microscope illuminates the colorful characters, corporate strategy, individual idealism, careful planning, lucky breaks, cynicism, heroism, greed, hard work, and the central, though mistaken, idea that brought sulfa to the world. This is a fascinating scientific tale with all the excitement and intrigue of a great suspense novel.
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subject_facetAntibacterial agents -- History
Bacterial diseases -- Chemotherapy
Domagk, Gerhard, -- 1895-1964
Medical scientists -- Germany -- Biography
Sulfonamides -- Therapeutic use -- History
title_displayThe demon under the microscope : from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor's heroic search for the world's first miracle drug
title_fullThe demon under the microscope : from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor's heroic search for the world's first miracle drug / Thomas Hager
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title_shortThe demon under the microscope
title_subfrom battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor's heroic search for the world's first miracle drug
topic_facetAntibacterial agents
Bacterial diseases
Chemotherapy
Domagk, Gerhard
History
Medical scientists
Sulfonamides
Therapeutic use