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Galileo's gout : science in an age of endarkenment

Author: Gerald Weissmann
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bellevue Literary Press, 2007
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Today's controversies in science and medicine, brilliantly illuminated in historic context.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Weissmann
ISBN: 9781934137000 1934137006
OCLC Number: 488437455
Description: 192 s. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the endarkenmentIntelligent design : Galileo and the Lynxes ; Galileo's gout ; Swift-boating Darwin : alternative and complementary science ; Homeostasis and the east windRed wine, ortolans, and chondroitin sulfate ; Cortisone and the burning cross ; The case of the floppy-eared rabbits ; Einstein and Jimmy Mac ; Baumol's curse ; From the patchwork mouse to patchwork data ; Alice James and rheumatic gout ; Lewis Thomas and the two cultures ; Rats, lice, and Zinsser ; Faith-based alternative medicine : Moses applies for a grant ; Reducing the Genome ; A nobel error ; The mother of us all : Boston City and the Thorndike ; Childish curiosity ; Jacques Loeb and stem cells ; Galton's prayer ; References ; Acknowledgments ; Index
Responsibility: Gerald Weissmann

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Review of Weissmann, G. (2007). Galileo's Gout: Science in an Age of Endarkenment. New York: Bellevue Literary Press.


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