The Age of Anxiety: A History of America's Turbulent Affair with Tranquilizers

The Age of Anxiety: A History of America's Turbulent Affair with Tranquilizers

by Andrea Tone

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Overview

Drugs for anxiety are a billion-dollar business in the United States. Yet in 1955, when the prescription tranquilizer Miltown became available, pharmaceutical executives worried that there was no market. In The Age of Anxiety, historian Andrea Tone provides a comprehensive account of the rise of America's prescription drug culture through the lens of our complicated relationship with tranquilizers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465025206
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 948,103
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Andrea Tone is Canada Research Chair in the Social History of Medicine at McGill University. She lives in Montreal.

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