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

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

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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.
Dewey number
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., (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781510712478
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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MWT12359990
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MWT12359990
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Accidental medical discoveries : how tenacity and pure dumb luck changed the world, Robert W. Winters, MD., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510712478
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12359990
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12359990
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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