Antabuse's diamond anniversary: Still sparkling on?

Authors


  • Pete M. Ellis, MA, BM, BCh, PhD, FRANZCP, Head, Alan T. Dronsfield, PhD, FRSC, Emeritus Professor of the History of Science.

Correspondence to Professor Pete M. Ellis, Dept Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand. Tel: +64 4918 5656; Fax: +64 4385 5877; E-mail: pete.ellis@otago.ac.nz

Abstract

Seventy-five years after its first medical use was described, disulfiram's place in treatment is being favourably re-evaluated. This paper reviews its discovery and subsequent development. [Ellis PM, Dronsfield AT. Antabuse's diamond anniversary: Still sparkling on? Drug Alcohol Rev 2013;32:342–344]

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