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Drug Discovery: a History

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  BOOK CHAPTERS:    
1

Introduction

17

Prostaglandins

2

The Prehistoric Period

18

Hormone Analogues

3

Pre-Hellenic Civilisations

19

Vitamins

4

Greece and Rome

20

Antimetabolites

5

The Arab World

21

Blood and Biological Products

6

Herbals

22

Antibiotics

7

Chemical Medicines

23

Antibiotic Analogues

8

Systematic Medicine

24

Pharmacodynamic Agents from Micro-organisms

9

Alkaloids

25

Analogues of Pharmacodynamic Agents from Fungi

10

Non-Alkaloid Plant Products

26

The First Synthetic Drugs and Their Analogues

11

Plant Product Analogues and Compounds Derived from them

27

Drugs Originating from the Screening of Dyes

12

The Origins of Hormone Therapy

28

Drugs Originating from the Screening of Organic Chemicals

13

Neurohormones

29

Drugs Discovered through Serendipitous Observations Involving Humans

14

Peptide Hormones

30

Drugs Discovered through Serendipity in the Laboratory

15

Sex Hormones

31 Concluding Remarks
16

Adrenal Cortex Hormones