The Demon Under the Microscope

Thomas Hager talked about his book, The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor’s Heroic Search for the… read more

Thomas Hager talked about his book, The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor’s Heroic Search for the World’s First Miracle Drug, published by Harmony. Mr. Hager argued that sulfa, not penicillin, was the first real miracle drug. He described the life of physician Gerhard Domagk from his days as a German military medical assistant during World War I to his belated Nobel Prize. Mr. Hager examined bacterial diseases and wartime medical care in the 1930s, portraying experiments, medicinal discoveries, and drug patents during World War II and detailing the challenges in creating antibiotics for bacterial threats of the 21st century. After his presentation the author responded to audience members' questions.

This University of Oregon Bookstore event was held in the Knight Library Browsing Room of the University of Oregon. close

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The Demon Under the Microscope

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Program ID:
194790-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Eugene, Oregon, United States
First Aired:
Oct 28, 2006 | 8:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Dec 18, 2006 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Oct 28, 2006 | 8:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 24, 2006 | 3:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 03, 2006 | 12:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 10, 2006 | 3:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 18, 2006 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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