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Nov 16 - 2020
General Nonfiction

Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Major Medical Breakthroughs in the Twentieth Century

By Morton Meyers MD

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What do penicillin, chemotherapy drugs, X-rays, Valium, the Pap smear, and Viagra have in common? They were each discovered accidentally, stumbled upon in the search for something else. In the 1990s, Pfizer had high hopes for a new drug that would boost blood flow to the heart. As they conducted trials on angina sufferers, researchers noted a startling effect: while the drug did not affect blood flow to the heart, it did affect blood flow elsewhere!

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