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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Today's controversies in science and medicine, brilliantly illuminated in historic context.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Weissmann
ISBN: 9781934137000 1934137006
OCLC Number: 85865944
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the endarkenment --
Intelligent design: Galileo and the Lynxes --
Galileo's gout --
Swift-boating Darwin: alternative and complementary science --
Homeostasis and the east wind --
Red 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.
Responsibility: Gerald Weissmann.
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