Penny Wonder Drug

Eugene P. Cisek and Robert S. Persky

The German chemical company A.G. Bayer introduced two important pharmaceuticals between 1898 and 1899—aspirin and heroin. Unfortunately this book is about the former. However, today, in what the authors call “the golden age of aspirin,” people are woefully unaware that aspirin can actually help prevent or alleviate symptoms of thrombosis, pregnancy-related hypertension, pulmonary embolism, etc… Conspiracy? Yup. Patent ran out years ago, so there’s no profit to be made pushing this “wonder drug.” Book is printed in very large double-leaded type, possibly in consideration of headache-inclined connoisseurs of the drug. RA

Publisher: Consultant
Paperback: 128 pages