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Introduction

  • M. D. B. Stephens
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Abstract

Adverse drug reactions (ADR) must have started at the dawn of time when man first used plants as medication and learnt to brew alcohol and smoke tobacco. Both Homer (700 BC) and Hippocrates (400 BC) referred to them as problems. The history of ADR before thalidomide has been covered by Penn in Iatrogenic Diseases (see Bibliography).

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