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The final broadcast of the winter series.
Dr. Prager of City College discusses drugs in war. Begins with a short history of medicine focusing on naturally-occurring drugs. Modern development of drugs from non-organic sources. Chemistry will save us from the necessity of "ransacking the so-called herb gardens from China to Peru" and from relying on the bounties of nature. Synthetic vs. natural drugs. Chemotherapy. Combatting bacterial invasion.
WNYC announcer concludes the program and announces next week's guest, Reston Stevenson, on the new science series.
Audio courtesy of the City University of New York
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