By Bob Zebroski
Pharmacy has develop into a vital part of our lives. approximately 1/2 all three hundred million americans take at the least one prescription drug day-by-day, accounting for $250 billion according to 12 months in revenues within the US on my own. And this quantity does not even comprise the over the counter medicinal drugs or healthiness aids which are taken. How did this custom develop into such an essential a part of our lives and our health?
A short background of Pharmacy: Humanity's look for Wellness goals to reply to that query. As this brief evaluation of the perform exhibits, the hunt for future health in the course of the ingestion or software 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 exhibits how we got here to be those who depend upon medications to believe greater, to dwell longer, and glance more youthful. This available survey of pharmaceutical heritage is key analyzing for all scholars of pharmacy.
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A Brief History of Pharmacy: Humanity's Search for Wellness by Bob Zebroski