Pharmaceuticals & Pharmacology

Old Brew, New Brew

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Sweating Blood

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A Study In Scarlet

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Hard Work and Happenstance

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Nitrous oxide party

High Times

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Reginald Brill's A Surgical Operation (1934-1935)

Killing Cancer

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Vaccinating for polio in South Sudan, 2014.

Political Ills

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Donald Tomalia.

Donald A. Tomalia

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Phillip Sharp.

Phillip Sharp

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Hammond in her lab at MIT.

Paula Hammond

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

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Nancy Chang.

Nancy Chang

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Jacqueline Barton.

Jacqueline K. Barton

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Edward Robinson Squibb

Hall Monitor

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A sample of Salvarsan from 1936

Early Solution

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A 19th-century watercolor redrawn from Sir Charles Bell’s The Anatomy of the Brain. Modern psychiatry has adopted the chemical imbalance theory of depression. (Wellcome Library, London)

Down, but Not Out

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Biotech

Start It Up

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Medicalizing Menopause

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Ovaltine ad

Packed Full of Questions

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Library reading room at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City.

Life in Translation

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Gerhard Domagk

Soldier Sulfa

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Alexander Fleming, holding a petri dish.

Alexander Fleming

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George Rosenkranz.

George Rosenkranz

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Russell Marker.

Russell Earl Marker

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Paul Ehrlich.

Paul Ehrlich

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Albert Szent-Györgyi.

Albert Szent-Györgyi

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Paul Berg.

Paul Berg

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Harvey Washington Wiley.

Harvey Washington Wiley

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Carl Djerassi.

Carl Djerassi

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Percy Julian.

Percy Lavon Julian

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Gerhard Domagk.

Gerhard Domagk

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Felix Hoffmann.

Felix Hoffmann

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Robert S. Langer.

Robert S. Langer

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E. M. A. Chandler, ca. 1930.

Edward Chandler

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Louis Pasteur in his laboratory, holding a jar containing the spinal cord of a rabbit infected with rabies, which he used to develop a vaccine against the disease.

Louis Pasteur

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Blow Pipe Kit

Objects

Collections

Young and Positive

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Sickening Sweet

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Liber de arte distillandi de compositis

Tryals and Tribulations

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Advertisement for Thorazine from 1972.

Mind and Matter

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Apothecary-style bottles

Vitamins Come to Dinner

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A Better Pill

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Army surgeons

Frontline Pharmacies

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An Everyday Poison

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A watercolor of five surgeons participating in an amputation without anesthetic.

Painless Dreams

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Placebos

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Back cover image of Louis Pasteur, Benefactor de la Humanidad.

Graphic Knowledge

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Eli Lilly Test Kit No. 7

Taking Control

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Wonder Drugs

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The Body Chemical

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