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    • The Drug Hunters

    • The Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines
    • By: Donald R. Kirsch PhD, Ogi Ogas PhD
    • Narrated by: James Foster
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through serendipity - by chewing, brewing, and snorting - some Neolithic souls discovered opium, alcohol, snakeroot, juniper, frankincense, and other helpful substances. Ötzi the Iceman, the 5,000-year-old hunter frozen in the Italian Alps, was found to have whipworms in his intestines and Bronze Age medicine, a worm-killing birch fungus, knotted to his leggings.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Aargh!

    • By Curmud the prof on 05-20-17

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