The age of anxiety a history of America"s turbulent affair with tranquilizers by Andrea Tone

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Published by Basic Books in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Tranquilizing drugs -- United States -- History,
  • Antipsychotic drugs -- United States -- History,
  • Antipsychotic Agents -- history -- United States,
  • Anxiety Disorders -- drug therapy -- United States,
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations -- history -- United States

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementAndrea Tone.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRM333 .T66 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17010362M
ISBN 109780465086580
LC Control Number2008032718

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