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

Andrea Tone

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Prose: non-fiction, Medicine

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.

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