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Del Mar author discusses impact of drugs in latest book

Del Mar author discusses impact of drugs in latest book

From aspirin to antibiotics, the development of drugs has truly changed the world.

After decades of studying and teaching biology, Del Mar’s Irwin Sherman is now detailing the history and impact of drugs in a new book.

“Drugs That Changed the World: How Therapeutic Agents Shaped Our Lives” discusses about two dozen drugs, detailing how they were developed and how they have impacted the world. The book, published by CRC Press, looks at antibiotics, anesthesia, hormone therapies, psychotropic drugs and a variety of other vaccines.

“It’s appreciation of the people and the product that I wanted to get across,” Sherman said.

A New York native, Sherman studied biology at...

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