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Challenges and Opportunities in New Drug Development

  • Kirpal S. Gulliya
Part of the Medical Intelligence Unit book series (MIU.LANDES)

Abstract

In the 18th century, mercury was the treatment of choice for syphilis.1 Mercury was so commonly used, in fact, that physicians rarely saw a patient who had not taken it, even though it was eventually proven ineffective.2 As a result, it was virtually impossible to separate the effects of the disease from the treatment. Many physicians even insisted that mercury had no toxic effects.

Keywords

Drug Development Drug Selection Adrenocortical Carcinoma Nitrogen Mustard Modern Chemotherapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kirpal S. Gulliya
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Baylor Research InstituteBaylor University Medical CenterDallasUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Biomedical StudiesBaylor UniversityWacoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biological ScienceUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA

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