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Pop culture meets cutting-edge science in this one-volume introduction to the history of science and modern biology.
Gerald Weissmann is director of the Biotechnology Study Center at the New York University School of Medicine and editor-in-chief of The FASEB Journal. His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications worldwide, including the London Review of Books and The New York Times Book Review.
Table of Contents
|Prefatory Note||p. 11|
|Walter Benjamin and Biz Stone: The Scientific Paper in the Age of Twiner||p. 15|
|Epigenetics in the Adirondack||p. 22|
|A Nobel Is Out of Order: "J-Lo" vs. Hypatia of Alexandria||p. 30|
|Epigenetics and Alma Mahler||p. 37|
|Inflammation Is Complicated: From Metchnikoff to Meryl Streep||p. 44|
|An Arrowsmith for the NASDAQ Era: Extraordinary Measures||p. 50|
|Sarah Palin and Marie-Antoinette: Post-Traumatic Tress Disorder||p. 57|
|Coca-Cola and H. G. Wells: Dietary Supplements as Subprime Drugs||p. 63|
|Voodoo Economics and Voodoo Healing: Witchcraft Persists in Massachusetts||p. 70|
|Myrna Loy: Co-Principal Investigator||p. 77|
|Dr. Ehrlich and Dr. Atomic: Beauty vs. Horror in Science||p. 83|
|Free Radicals Can Kill You: Lavoisier and the Oxygen Revolution||p. 90|
|Experimental Errors: Paul Bert and the Alabama Tenure Killings||p. 96|
|Monumental Revolutions: Scientific, Sanitary and 'Omic||p. 103|
|Quorum Sensing on the Airbus Wing||p. 111|
|SiCKO Statistics: Michael Moore and L'École de Paris||p. 118|
|Ask Your Doctor: Justice Holmes and the Marketplace of Ideas||p. 126|
|Filter the Dogs: Microbial Mishaps in Massachusetts||p. 133|
|Pattern Recognition and Gestalt Psychology: The Day Nüsslein-Volhard Shouted "Toll!"||p. 140|
|Not by the Sword, but Disease: Doctor Howe and General Shinseki||p. 147|
|Science as Oath and Testimony: Joshua Lederberg||p. 154|
|X-ray Politics: The Nazi War on Rontgen and Einstein||p. 162|
|Wild Horses and The Doctor's Dilemma||p. 168|
|Glass Ceilings at the Nobel Prizes||p. 175|
|Medea and the Microtubule||p. 182|
|Wiki-Science and Molière's Beast||p. 188|
|Arts and Science: Lewis Thomas and E Scott Fitzgerald||p. 194|
|Icarus and Fukushima Daiichi: Human Factors in a Meltdown (Sv=1J/kg.w)||p. 201|
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