Thomas Hager
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Thomas Hager

Prize-winning science writer Thomas Hager tells dramatic true stories about great discoveries. To bring this deeply researched material to life for the general public, he uses a novelist's tools, including sharply drawn characters and compelling plots. His work has earned national recognition, including the American Chemical Association's top writing award, the Grady-Stack Medal for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public, and a finalist nod for the National Academies Communication Award. After a long career as a medical journalist (including stints as a contributor to the Journal of the American Medical Association and American Health), he turned to writing books: Most recently, "Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine" (out in March); " "The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Discovery that Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler" (critically acclaimed Borders "Original Voices" selection and one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of the year); and "The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug" (called "fascinating" (Los Angeles Times) and "a grand story" (Wall St. Journal)).

Hager, a courtesy associate professor of communications and journalism at the University of Oregon, lives in the wooded hills near Eugene.

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    • Ten Drugs

    • How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine
    • By: Thomas Hager
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Beginning with opium, the “joy plant,” which has been used for 10,000 years, Thomas Hager tells a captivating story of medicine. His subjects include the largely forgotten female pioneer who introduced smallpox inoculation to Britain, the infamous knockout drops, and much more....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing to physicians & lay persons alike

    • By C. White on 03-08-19
    • How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine
    • By: Thomas Hager
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 03-05-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 41 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Demon Under The Microscope

    • By: Thomas Hager
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,017
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,162

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic book

    • By Sara on 09-02-08

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Alchemy of Air

    • A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler
    • By: Thomas Hager
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 932
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 930

    A sweeping history of tragic genius, cutting-edge science, and the discovery that changed billions of lives - including your own....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book Thoroughly Researched

    • By Terry A. Gray on 10-21-11
    • A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler
    • By: Thomas Hager
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 10-12-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

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