The Resource Accidental medical discoveries: : how tenacity and pure dumb luck changed the world, Robert W. Winters, MD, (electronic resource)

Accidental medical discoveries: : how tenacity and pure dumb luck changed the world, Robert W. Winters, MD, (electronic resource)

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Accidental medical discoveries: : how tenacity and pure dumb luck changed the world
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Accidental medical discoveries:
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how tenacity and pure dumb luck changed the world
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Robert W. Winters, MD
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eng
Summary
Many of the world's most important and life-saving devices and techniques were often discovered purely by accident. Serendipity, timing, and luck played a part in the discovery of unintentional cures and breakthroughs: A plastic shard in an RAF pilot's eye leads to the use of plastic for contact lenses. The inability to remove a titanium chamber from rabbit's bone leads to dental implants. Viagra was discovered by a group of chemists, working in the lab to find a new drug to alleviate the pain of angina pectoris. A stretch of five weeks of unusually warm weather in 1928 played a role in assisting Dr. Alexander Fleming in his analysis of bacterial growth and the discovery of penicillin. After studying the effects of the venom injected by the bite of a deadly pit viper snake, chemists developed a groundbreaking drug that works to control blood pressure. Accidental Medical Discoveries is an entertaining and enlightening look at the creation of 25 medical inventions that have changed the world unintentionally. The book is presented in a lively and engaging way, and will appeal to a wide variety of readers, from history buffs to trivia fanatics to those in the medical profession
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Midwest
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1926-
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Winters, Robert W.
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610.9
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Medicine
  • Discoveries in science
  • Medical care
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Accidental medical discoveries: : how tenacity and pure dumb luck changed the world, Robert W. Winters, MD, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource
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Accidental medical discoveries: : how tenacity and pure dumb luck changed the world, Robert W. Winters, MD, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11832412
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11832412
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11832412
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11832412
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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