The Demon Under the Microscope - From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug-logo

The Demon Under the Microscope - From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug

Thomas Hager

Fast-paced, suspenseful, and utterly satisfying, The Demon Under the Microscope is a sweeping history of the discovery of the first antibiotic and its dramatic effect on the world of medicine and beyond. The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic medication. In The Demon Under the Microscope Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of the drug that shaped modern medicine. Sulfa saved millions of lives-among them Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.-but its real effects are even more far reaching. Sulfa changed the way new drugs were developed, approved and sold; transformed the way doctors treated patients; and ushered in the era of modern medicine. The very concept that chemicals created in a lab could cure disease revolutionized medicine, taking it from the treatment of symptoms and discomfort to the eradication of the root cause of illness. A strange and vibrant story, The Demon Under the Microscope illuminates the colorful characters, corporate strategy, individual idealism, careful planning, lucky breaks, cynicism, heroism, greed, hard work, and the central, though mistaken, idea that brought sulfa to the world. This is a fascinating scientific tale with all the excitement and intrigue of a great suspense novel.

Fast-paced, suspenseful, and utterly satisfying, The Demon Under the Microscope is a sweeping history of the discovery of the first antibiotic and its dramatic effect on the world of medicine and beyond. The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic medication. In The Demon Under the Microscope Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of the drug that shaped modern medicine. Sulfa saved millions of lives-among them Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.-but its real effects are even more far reaching. Sulfa changed the way new drugs were developed, approved and sold; transformed the way doctors treated patients; and ushered in the era of modern medicine. The very concept that chemicals created in a lab could cure disease revolutionized medicine, taking it from the treatment of symptoms and discomfort to the eradication of the root cause of illness. A strange and vibrant story, The Demon Under the Microscope illuminates the colorful characters, corporate strategy, individual idealism, careful planning, lucky breaks, cynicism, heroism, greed, hard work, and the central, though mistaken, idea that brought sulfa to the world. This is a fascinating scientific tale with all the excitement and intrigue of a great suspense novel.
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Genres:

History

Description:

Fast-paced, suspenseful, and utterly satisfying, The Demon Under the Microscope is a sweeping history of the discovery of the first antibiotic and its dramatic effect on the world of medicine and beyond. The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic medication. In The Demon Under the Microscope Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of the drug that shaped modern medicine. Sulfa saved millions of lives-among them Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.-but its real effects are even more far reaching. Sulfa changed the way new drugs were developed, approved and sold; transformed the way doctors treated patients; and ushered in the era of modern medicine. The very concept that chemicals created in a lab could cure disease revolutionized medicine, taking it from the treatment of symptoms and discomfort to the eradication of the root cause of illness. A strange and vibrant story, The Demon Under the Microscope illuminates the colorful characters, corporate strategy, individual idealism, careful planning, lucky breaks, cynicism, heroism, greed, hard work, and the central, though mistaken, idea that brought sulfa to the world. This is a fascinating scientific tale with all the excitement and intrigue of a great suspense novel.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

12h 14m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

20:22


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

20:55


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

28:52


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

43:19


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

36:27


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

27:50


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

27:41


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

35:29


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

22:50


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

39:22


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

36:28


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

32:31


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

22:43


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

22:29


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

30:14


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

15:10


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

34:44


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

32:50


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

31:37


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

25:18


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

32:47


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

34:05


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

30:54


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

20:48


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

28:28


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

00:24