"Molecules and Medicine is extremely well organized and integrates history, chemistry, biology, and pharmacology of drug development seamlessly." (The Quarterly Review of Biology, September 2008)
"…I find this to be a useful book for somemone teaching a biochemistry class. Use of examples and information from Molecules and Medicine should make material in lectures seem more relevant to students and assist motivation for learning." (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, May/June 2008)
"This is a treasure trove of information about molecules as medicines." (Education in Chemistry, May 2008)
"Molecules and Medicine is an engaging book that takes the reader into the world of small molecule clinical therapeutics and how they are discovered and used to improve health." (CHOICE, March 2008)
"…numerous colorful illustrations that help to explain the various topics covered make it easy and interesting reading." (ChemBioChem, March 2008)
This book is appropriate for a broad readership, starting with curious and thoughtful college undergraduates and reaching beyond to professors and researchers in the life sciences, chemistry, and medicine. This book provides, for the first time ever, a completely integrated look at chemistry, biology, drug discovery, and medicine.
Molecules and Medicine delves into the discovery, application, and mode of action of more than one hundred of the most significant molecules now in use in modern medicine. Molecule structures and shapes are shown for all of these medicines. The opening sections of the book provide a unique, clear, and concise introduction which enables the reader to understand chemical formulas.
Straight forward, "what you need to know" type textbook. Well written and very informative. All of the pictures used are useful and not there to just make things look... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Maddy
With the level of interest in pharmaceuticals never being higher, this timely contribution is a home run. Read morePublished on March 12, 2008 by J. A. Soderquist
I strongly recommend this book, it is well organized, outstandingly illustrated, and a great guide to students, undergraduate and graduate, of enticing and valuable compounds.Published on March 10, 2008 by A. Gonzalez
This book did not meet my expectations. I was hoping to find interesting stories about the development of these medicines and why they were developed for their diseases, but did... Read morePublished on January 7, 2008 by Dick from Washington DC