Prescribing by numbers : drugs and the definition of disease / Jeremy A. Greene.

Author
Greene, Jeremy A., 1974- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Description
xv, 318 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-308) and index.
Contents
Introduction : the pharmacopoeia of risk reduction -- Pt. 1. Diuril and hypertension, 1957-1977 -- 1. Releasing and flood waters : the development and promotion of Diuril -- 2. Shrinking the symptom, growing the disease : hypertension after Diuril -- Pt. 2. Orinase and diabetes, 1960-1980 -- 3. Finding the hidden diabetic : Orinase creates a new market -- 4. Risk and the symptom : the trials of Orinase -- Pt. 3. Mevacor and cholesterol, 1970-2000 -- 5. The fall and rise of a risk factor : cholesterol and its remedies -- 6. Know your number : cholesterol and the threshold of pathology -- Conclusion : the therapeutic transition.
ISBN
  • 0801884772 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 9780801884771 (hardcover : alk. paper)
LCCN
2006011616
OCLC
66463589
RCP
C - S