Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Fall and Rise of Aspirin: The Wonder Drug

Fall and Rise of Aspirin: The Wonder Drug (Paperback)

£12.95
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

The author has long been interested in how plant derived substances can prove beneficial to Medicine. Writings on papyrus from the earliest times have described the use of willow bark for soothing inflamed wounds. Major contributions by the Reverend Edward Stone of Chipping Norton, and Dr. Thomas Maclagan of Dundee are covered, along with the unique discovery by Professor John Vane and his team, of the fundamental effect of aspirin on prostaglandin synthesis. The book includes fascinating memorabilia on the early days of aspirin, kindly donated from the Bayer archive.In his first book on the foxglove, the author described how Nature's gift of digitalis came to become accepted worldwide as a valuable treatment for heart failure. Now, he has explored the bark of the willow, from which by chemical modification, aspirin was obtained. But whereas up to now, digitalis (in its current form, digoxin), only has a place in the treatment of heart disease, aspirin - the world's most ubiquitous pain killer, has in the last half-century, been shown also to prevent heart attacks and strokes. And in addition it may soon come into use in cancer prevention.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & healthMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineAnaestheticsPain & pain managementMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHistory of medicine Publisher: Brewin Books Publication Date: 01/04/2007 ISBN-13: 9781858584034  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

The author is currently a practising consultant rheumatologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary who, in former years, prescribed prodigious amounts of aspirin for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. As an immunologist at the University of Leicester, he has taught medical students from the inception of its medical school.

More books by Peter Sheldon

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish
(Hardback)
Ramasamy Santhanam
 
 
£99.00
 
Minute By Minute
(Paperback)
Joanne Moody
 
 
£10.99
 
Pain Management Secrets
(Paperback)
Charles E. Argoff; Andrew Dubin; ...
 
 
£34.99
 
European Pain Management
(Paperback)
Christopher Eccleston; Christopher...
 
 
£19.99
 
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Polish Fiction
22/02/2018

Gary from our Fiction Department delights us with a few of his favourite Polish novels.

Get More!
22/02/2018

We've extended the range of available lines on our website to close to one million items across more than thirty product categories! OK, that actually sounds quite dull. But what it means is you've got more books to choose from, more subject areas, more titles available on our website than ever before — more more more! To celebrate, we're giving you 15% off everything* online when you use the code GETMORE at checkout anytime between Thursday 22nd February and Thursday 1st March 2018.

Folklore of the Yorkshire Moors
10/02/2018

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd