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"New" Drugs, Ancient Uses; What Chemists Can Learn From The Past

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April 3, 2000
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Can modern medicine learn new tricks from ancient history? Conventional wisdom generally says no, but a North Carolina State University professor believes otherwise -- and he has proof to back his claim. He says a greater knowledge of, and critical appreciation for, ancient medicine could provide modern doctors with alternative ways of treating diseases, and help them identify and label potential dangers and side effects from "new" drugs and herbal supplements.

Can modern medicine learn new tricks from ancient history? Conventional wisdom generally says no, but a North Carolina State University professor believes otherwise -- and he has proof to back his claim.


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