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La magnifica arte (Title not available)

Leonardo Colapinto, Antonino Annetta

Magnifica Arte 250Since the dawn of humanity, interest in medicine and pharmaceutics has been based on the need to fight illnesses by searching for drugs that were capable of eradicating them.

Alchemy can be credited with having put experimental methods based on observation and application into practice, expanding knowledge and making discoveries that went on to be the basis of chemistry and pharmaceutical techniques.

Although from the beginning of the industrial era the chemist's laboratory had significantly reduced its role, over the years it gradually earned an important place in the preparation of customised remedies.
These drugs have been indispensable for treating serious illnesses in patients who cannot be given industrially manufactured products.

In addition, galenical preparations produced at the neighbourhood or hospital pharmacy are increasingly the only therapeutic tool available to doctors to cure rare illnesses and administer orphan drugs. These results have been achieved also thanks to the great fathers of alchemy, who must be regarded as the pioneers of modern drug preparation techniques.
This "magnificent art" has allowed us to effectively fight illnesses that, not long ago, were considered incurable.

Leonardo Colapinto, President Emeritus and permanent Board Member of the Nobile Collegio Chimico Farmaceutico Romano, is a Professor of Pharmaceutical History at La Sapienza Univeristy in Rome.

Antonino Annetta, pharmacy owner in Rome, pharmacology specialist, Board Member of the Nobile Collegio Chimico Farmaceutico Romano, and member of the Accademia Romana di Storia della Farmacia.



Format 17 x 24 cm
Paperback binding
Soft cover with flaps
ISBN 978-88-95642-75-8
104 pages, 65 illustrations


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