The surprising, behind-the-scenes story of how our medicines are
discovered, told by a veteran drug hunter.
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 five-thousand-year-old hunter frozen in the
Italian Alps, was... more...