MAGIC IN A BOTTLE by Milton PhD Silverman

MAGIC IN A BOTTLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the story of drugs, and the story itself has all the drama and challenge of the great pioneering steps in medicine. The unfortunate method of presentation submerges the value of the subject matter. The author has used an imagined dialogue for the men who brought the drugs into use, and the result is distinctly juvenile. The stories of the drugs (morphine, quinine, digitalis, cocaine, sulphanilamide; the germ killers, the synthetic lullabies, the vitamins, the hormones, the scientists responsible for the discoveries -- all as dramatic as they are educational Too bad he chose this method of presentation.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1941
Publisher: Macmillan