Magic, Folk Medicine, Drugs and Chemistry

Nov 09, 2011
Lecture Theatre 1101, Building 29, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ

Prof Keith Jones, Institute of Cancer Research

This lecture will describe how molecules isolated from Nature have played a key role in many human activities from magic through to drugs. It will illustrate how chemistry and chemists have developed some of the modern medicines that society now depends on and which have enhanced life expectancy so spectacularly in the last 100 years.

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