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Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 340 x 250 mm
Edition: 1986 ed.
`This is a beautifully produced and intriguing account of a justifiably famous man and of the time in which he lived.'
`One is left wondering at and admiring the energy and talent of the man who discovered and developed the only important eighteenth century drug that is still in use today.'
The Lancet, 1986