A true scientific pause-resister that traces a remarkable scientific breakthrough (the isolation of endorphins in the brain) as dedicated scientists race - not only with their fellow scientists - but against time and the profit hungry giant pharmaceutical companies. This audiobook chronicles the fascinating discovery of endorphins, the body's natural painkiller.
Though several decades have passed since this book's publication, there is still at its core a riveting tale of discovery and pursuit. Anatomy of a Scientific Discovery is an in-depth look into the world of pharmaceutical research and scientific rivalries. Noah Michael Levine's performance is a treat. Levine is able to clearly explain the book's more difficult scientific details with ease while still relating the suspense and intrigue that surrounded this race for groundbreaking medical technology.