Academic journal article International Journal of Men's Health

Back to Great Sex

Academic journal article International Journal of Men's Health

Back to Great Sex

Article excerpt

by Ridwan Shabsigh, MD. New York: Kensington Publishing Corporation, 2002, 226 pages.

A great professor of medicine once said that half of what he taught students was complete rubbish, but that only time would tell which half. A great deal less than half of Back to Great Sex is rubbish, but like medical teaching it does show how fast things are moving in the pharmaceutical industry. The author's concentration on Viagra as the only truly effective PDE 5 inhibitor on the market is not a reflection of untoward bias (although he doesn't state any vested interest) but rather the condensation of time when it comes to treating erectile dysfunction (ED). Cialis and Levitra (discussed as Vardenafil) receive little more than a footnote compared to the extensive, accurate, and helpful discussion of Viagra.

His own book provides the reason. An intriguing "timeline" charts the progression of ED therapy from 1694 (first description of vacuum devices) through 2001 (Vardenafil submitted for FDA license). The later end of the scale is cluttered with advances taking advantage of the dismal amount of attention erectile dysfunction attracted before the launch of Viagra in 1995. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.