Thomas Hager is an award-winning author of books on the history of science and medicine, including The Demon Under the Microscope. He is a Courtesy Associate Professor of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon.
"An expert, mostly feel-good book about modern medicine." --
"Lucidly informative and compulsively readable." -- Publishers Weekly
"Hager's book is entertaining, insightful, and recommended" -- Booklist
"[an] absorbing new book" -- The New York Times Book Review
"A compelling look at the serendipitous discovery of ten modern medicines, as well as useful discussions about the wider problems facing today's pharmaceutical industry... This well-written book offers a captivating backstory of each of the selected drugs and how, as the book's subtitle suggests, they shaped the history of medicine." -- The Pharmaceutical Journal
"In his book Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine, Thomas Hager explores the landmark drugs that changed medical practice, finding out how they were discovered, what goes into making them and why they made such a significant impact on our society." -- BBC Science Focus